Forsythia and Copper Canister, final

I do love reaching the end of a painting! I had such a wonderful time working on this piece. It has been far too long a break from pastel this time, and I’m thrilled to be getting my hands dirty and back at it again!

Work in progress updates from this painting


Forsythia and Copper Canister, update #2

I’ve been digging through my boxes of pastels to find colors that I can use to unify areas of the painting.  To do this, I try to find a color that can be applied to a few different objects.  An example would be the light blue that I was able to use in the background, …
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Forsythia and Copper Canister, work in progress update

I finally got back over to the studio today.  We have been moving from an apartment in the Warehouse District of downtown Minneapolis, to our first house, over in Saint Paul!  I’m thrilled to be living back in Saint Paul, but moving is a lot of work! Every time that I’ve done it, I swear …
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Forsythia and Copper Canister, work in progress.

Today I thought it would be great to have another dose of spring.  I have loved forsythia since I was a kid.  I have some great memories of a forsythia bush that we had in our backyard that you could actually crawl inside of.  It was like being surrounded by sunshine! This is a work in …
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