Saturday, August 16, 2008

Lewiston Art Festival

I had a great time at the Lewiston Art Festival last weekend. Sold some original paintings and met some terrific people, including some fellow pastel painters. The show was very high quality and the crowds just kept on coming despite the weather. The weather was definitely a problem however, as it rained just about all day Sunday. I had neglected to waterproof the roof of my tent, so that caused some problems, but I did bring along a couple of drop cloths just in case, so the damage was minimal. This show has been around for 42 years and the organizers did a terrific job. I plan on doing it again next year.

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Welcome Home

After not being able to get out to paint for any real length of time since the weather has been so rainy, I finally set up in my front yard, knowing I could pack up fast in case the rain started again. I have wanted to do a portrait of the flowers and the porch for some time, and finally had the chance. This was a lot of fun to do, as the neighbor's kids, mailman and passersby all stopped to talk while I worked.

size 12"x18", framed size is 18"x24"
Paintings come matted and framed under glass, ready for hanging.

Summer Sky over Parma

This has been one of the rainiest summers I can remember. This morning the sun finally came out and burned off the clouds which were soft and hazy, making for a beautiful sky.