Sunday, February 22, 2009

Painted Ladies

This is my submission for the current Different Strokes From Different Folks challenge. I found the reference photo intriguing, but wasn’t quite sure what to do with it. I decided to pick out a few of the manikins that I liked, then put them against blocks of color to give it a modern feel. I printed the reference in grayscale to keep myself from attempting to make them exactly like the photo. It was an interesting challenge.

8” x 10”
Soft Pastel on Suede Matboard

Tuesday, February 10, 2009


This is a painting of my favorite statue at the Hilton Waikoloa Village on the big island of Hawaii. I suppose because of the cold and snow I’ve been daydreaming about the summer vacation we’ve planned, which includes another visit to the Hilton Waikoloa. We had such a fabulous time there, and I am so looking forward to going back. This statue was by our hotel tower, so we saw it every day as we boated in from or out to another part of the resort. For some reason, just looking at it made me happy.

8" x 10"
Soft Pastels on Suede Matboard