Friday, January 8, 2010

Almost Done


I bought myself some new pastels (terry ludwigs) and started this painting for a show at the Butler Art Center. The theme is art and music. I originally started a watercolor based on the Kokoon Club (an old Cleveland art club) Bal Masque but I couldn't wait to try the pastels. Wow, it is so nice to use these pastels. (I also like windsor newtons.) I will finish this today and get it to drop off tomorrow if I can make it out the driveway... snow, snow, snow...

Update- Here is the finished image. I cropped it to 14x18 inches. It will be matted and put into a 20x24 inch frame. I titled it "Preparing for Class".

Another Update- It won second place in the pastels.

5 comments:

Avocaken said...

Hi Maria. Beautiful painting! I REALLY do like everything about it! What size is this painting? Just curious.

I received some "art supplies" as a gift that include some pastels and oil pastels. As I've "always" painted with oil paints, I'm clueless about most anything else. I have a lot of learning to do, that's for sure!

Ken B.

Art with Liz said...

Absolutely beautiful Maria. I do so admire artists who can actually draw with pastels! I'm hopeless.

wandamarie said...

This is beautiful, Maria!

Sheila said...

Gorgeous!!! Delicate yet ready to put on a strong performance. Wonderful. Good luck with the show!

Susan Roux said...

Its so beautiful! I love the way you draped the light on her and the floor. It created such harmony. Dainty and poetic. Bravo!