Highway 97 near Madras, Oregon.
Acrylic on Canvas, 18x24”.

Highway 97 near Madras, Oregon.

Acrylic on Canvas, 18x24”.

  1. Camera: Nikon COOLPIX S8100
  2. Aperture: f/3.6
  3. Exposure: 1/7th
  4. Focal Length: 6mm

So on my lunch break at school the other day, I wandered down to the park and sketched the bridge. I think it looked better before I colored it - but I just picked up some new green pastels, so hopefully I can do it again, but brighter!

St Johns Bridge, Wednesday Afternoon; pastel on paper.

Ah, finally finished this one. It was a beast for some reason! I was really struggling with the pink.

Dahlia, Acrylic on canvas board, 12x16”.

I happened to stop by Dick Blick the other day and they had a closeout on mis-produced canvases. I picked up 13 canvases for $28! There will be a lot more painting in my future. :)

A Rose is a Rose is a Rose. :)
Another speedpaint - 2.5 hours on this one.
Acrylic on canvas board, 12x16”.

A Rose is a Rose is a Rose. :)

Another speedpaint - 2.5 hours on this one.

Acrylic on canvas board, 12x16”.

  1. Camera: Nikon D200
  2. Aperture: f/4.2
  3. Exposure: 1/80th
  4. Focal Length: 38mm

Easy and Hard Challenge, Day 8: Full Page/Vignette

Slightly hard mode - not necessarily the full page part, but doing pastels full page without smudging. And in a very light palette. I did it! Woot.

This is a lovely yellow rose, somewhere in downtown Portland.

I had family in town for a week, so I’m catching up on my challenges! Things will be all sorts of out-of-order. :)

Easy and Hard Challenge, Day 5: Saturated/Muted Palette
Neither of the palettes pose too much difficulty for me, so I decided to try working on black paper to make it more difficult. It was a bit odd, and you really do have to use the pastels differently. It was neat, though - before blending it looked like a woodcut! I’m learning all sorts of stuff with this challenge.

Easy and Hard Challenge, Day 5: Saturated/Muted Palette

Neither of the palettes pose too much difficulty for me, so I decided to try working on black paper to make it more difficult. It was a bit odd, and you really do have to use the pastels differently. It was neat, though - before blending it looked like a woodcut! I’m learning all sorts of stuff with this challenge.

30 Day Challenge, Day 5: Favorite outfit
Not gonna lie, I like my jammies. Everything is always rolled up because I’m just too short! I like to accessorize with coffee and cookies and if I can find a sock I might put it on.

30 Day Challenge, Day 5: Favorite outfit

Not gonna lie, I like my jammies. Everything is always rolled up because I’m just too short! I like to accessorize with coffee and cookies and if I can find a sock I might put it on.

30 Day Challenge, Day 2: Someone you like (Celeb, SO, other)
OK, it’s late, but some things are worth a little extra effort. I think I’m going to go in with some black and grey pastel to sharpen up the contrast, but for now I don’t want to mess with it.
This was way too fun to draw!

30 Day Challenge, Day 2: Someone you like (Celeb, SO, other)

OK, it’s late, but some things are worth a little extra effort. I think I’m going to go in with some black and grey pastel to sharpen up the contrast, but for now I don’t want to mess with it.

This was way too fun to draw!

  1. Camera: Nikon COOLPIX S8100
  2. Aperture: f/3.5
  3. Exposure: 1/31th
  4. Focal Length: 5mm

30 Day Challenge, Day 4: Animal you think is cute

BABY GORILLA!

They are so adorable.

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Easy and Hard Challenge, Day 2: Interior/Exterior

Yeah, so I’m out of order. Oh well. :)

This is the interior of a Ochoco mountain thunderegg, showing all the botryoidal beauty inside. I referenced an image from Spirit Rock Shop, and I’m sorely tempted to buy the specimen!

I’m just breaking into pastels (well, I used them forever ago but for more abstract type stuff), so I did the best I could with the colors I had. This was really great practice!