I hope that you are feeling good about your summer so far and if you are still feeling some stress, please take some time to day dream and get away from it even if it is just for fifteen minutes a day!
Someone recently told me that they cannot tell the difference between the pastels and oils from the images on this website as I have them all grouped together but I am glad because I have always considered the two mediums to be equal in every way. It is only when they are framed and you see the glass over the pastels that you can make a clear distinction.
I am in the planning stages of a pastel painting workshop in November so I have been painting with pastels some still life settings. (go to The Art Sanctuary Home to sign up for the workshop). It has been too hot to paint outside anyway. I have been buying some Indiana peaches at a farmers market and setting them up to paint from and then eating that delicious fruit of summer.
I have just added images of those paintings on the website for you to enjoy and comment on as you wish.
Thank you !