Shore Grasses

Created en plein air at Burke Lake, Shore Grasses has a different look due to the surface I used. On a tinted canvas board, I applied pastel medium containing a sand component. The orange underpainting shimmers with the cool pastels on top.

Shore Grasses
soft pastel on board


Eastward at Sunset

Completed with an underpainting of shades in blue pastels and an alcohol wash, Eastward at Sunset is based on one of my photos from Riverside Park near Mt Vernon. Part is of Virginia, part across the Potomac into Maryland. It goes to show that some sunsets are brilliant as they  reflect off of the opposite sky and shimmers in the twilight.

Eastward at Sunset
soft pastel


SAG at Green Springs Call due this week

Call for Artists: The Fall 2012 ART SHOW AND SALE
Presented by the Springfield Art Guild & Friends of Green Spring Gardens
August 28th - October 28th

The Green Springs Show and Sale is an annual event sponsored by Springfield Art Guild and Friends of Green Springs. The exhibition runs from August 28 through October 28 with a reception on September 9 from 1-3pm. Artwork submitted must be based on natural, horticultural or local history themes. Lisa Semerad of The Art League School in Alexandria is the judge and her exciting statement in the prospectus is specific about what she is seeking in submissions; she will award $500 in cash prizes. Details about this Call for Artists are at the Springfield Art Guild website:  springfieldartguild.com .


Something Hot at ArtSquare, Leesburg

The 11th Annual Something Hot Regional Juried Show and Sale runs from August 10 - August 27, 2012 with the Opening Reception on Friday, August 10 from 5:30 - 8 pm. It is at ArtSquare at 12 Cardinal Park Drive SE in Leesburg.

I had not exhibited in Leesburg prior to this show, so I am very happy to expand toward this venue. Just finished, "Morning Drive" was juried in. The philosophy of the juror, within the overall topic, concerned action because of the heat or action chosen to beat the heat. My interpretation of this theme was this pastel of a sticky, humid morning, based on a photograph I'd taken several years. The weather is "close" to use a Virginia term.


Morning Drive

The morning fog on the 198 was taking its time to lift, lingering long enough to actually be called clouds.

Morning Drive
pastel on Uart

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