This was a leaf, brought to me by my grandson after he and his family took a walk. He brought me a whole handful of them… Bittersweet, because it’s a first sign of fall even though we are still experiencing temperatures in the 100s here in Central Texas. I tried too hard to do something […]
As a part of a prize I recently won at a competition I received several trial pieces of UArt Dark. These, I imagined, would be perfect to begin my 30 in 30 challenge, so I taped them on a backing board ready to paint. Realizing that I am already behind for the challenge, I began […]
Ok y’all. About a week ago I told my daughter who lives with me “Under no circumstances are you to allow me to commit to ANYTHING else this fall.” But… I just listened to the Artists Helping Artists podcast, which was on the subject of the 30 paintings in 30 days challenge. Leslie and Margaret […]
This week’s effort. This is 9X12 These are flowers I was given when I recieved the “Volunteer of the Year” award from the Central Texas Pastel S ociety, which was such a nice gesture. I happened to be ready to start another painting, so I painted the flowers! What better way to keep them? Subscribe […]
Excited to announce that my painting “Dancing Susans’” won a Merit Award in the Still Life category at the Central Texas Pastel Society Annual Exhibition. My very first competition as an artist! #artistlife #artistsofinstagram #artislife #godgivengift #themerryheartist #blessed #estherljonesdotcom Subscribe to Blog via Email Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive […]
I’ve put in four hours on this just on the pastel part… Maybe add another couple for the somewhat detailed watercolor underpainting I completed before beginning the soft pastel application. Due to school starting (I’m a teacher), over worked on it in 15 minute increments daily. It’s the largest piece I’ve ever done, 20X16. UArt […]
Can you feel the dampness of the dew from the lavender moistening your clothes as you brush against it and can you smell the heavenly scent beginning to rise from it as it warms in the sun?
I have all these awesome hats and teacups and teapots… They go together so well!
almost as soon as I began to enjoy painting I wanted to try to render these lovelies with pastel on paper.
This is a video I created for a friend who is just learning pastels