Category Archives: ART CHALLENGES

a simple pumpkin

6″ x 6″ pastel painting  – unframed This month we decided on something seasonal for our Shoot and Paint art challenge. I haven’t passed a doorstep that doesn’t have one nearby . . except mine. If you have an interest in painting we’d love to see your version of this pumpkin or anything representing the season on our blog! $85 […]

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sunflower art challenge SOLD

6″ x 6″ daily pastel painting unframed – painted on canson mi-teintes paper SOLD March’s art challenge for Shoot and Paint. If you take a peek at the challenge photo you’ll see that there’s a lot going on in it. I decided to simplify it and focus on the flower without paying too much attention to detail.Spring is […]

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La Grande Rue

7″ x 7″ daily pastel painting  unframed  Another painting to submit to Virtual Paintout. I had fun with the colors. I generally blend my pastels but I resisted on this one and tried to stay focused on the shapes and colors rather than details.My favorite part of the painting is the sky holes.I found this […]

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vineyard by the sea

[singlepic id=1895 w=500 float=center] ‘La Mare Wine Estate’ Saint Mary, United Kingdom 10.25″ x 2.75″ daily pastel painting framed Vineyards are my favorite landscape scenes. I suppose farms would come next. It’s the rows of the plants that captures me. And this one is by the sea, another favorite place although I haven’t been to […]

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The Help Japan Challenge SOLD

5″ by 5″ daily acrylic paintingSOLD Painted on a 3/8″ thickness hardboard panel with a hanging slot on the back. I recently found out about the “Help Japan Challenge at DailyPaintworks.com.Please check out all the wonderful works that are being auctioned to benefit the victims of the devastation in Japan.This painting was added today. The proceeds […]

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County Clare, Ireland

10.5″ by 4.5″ daily pastel painting, unframed This months response to the Virtual Paintout art challenge. What a beautiful country! I spent about an hour “driving” around on Google maps to find this spot but each view I passed was gorgeous. $90 with free shipping and handling in the US. Please email me for International […]

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magic wand

6″ by 6″ daily pastel painting, unframed This painting is my response to Calypso Moon Artist Movement’s challenge for November. The challenge is to paint history and capture a moment in time that you’ve witnessed that involve/include people. I knew immediately which photo I wanted to use. In 2001 we turned my husband’s business trip into […]

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Peggy’s Point, Halifax

6″ by 6″ daily pastel painting, unframed Peggy’s Lighthouse Halifax, Nova Scotia Painted for the Virtual Paintout challenge. It was easy finding an image on Google maps with this one, probably because Nova Scotia isn’t that populated. I tried to keep this minimalist in my approach.   $100 with free shipping and handling in the […]

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Different Strokes Art Challenge

6″ by 6″ daily pastel painting, unframed My interpretation of Different Strokes from Different Folks art challenge.I had limited time to paint today so I decided to abstract the subject as much as possible. That can be quite a challenge for me since I tend to focus on detail. Fun piece and I’m happy with […]

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Dutch country road

7″ by 6″ daily pastel painting, unframed Inspired by Following the Masters art challenge which is a Van Gogh theme. I was born in Holland and visited often when I was younger. This is a typical country road scene in Holland. Although it does not look like a Van Gogh, I worked on emulating his […]

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