Thursday, December 9, 2010

come dance with me

This painting of dancing grass (again on gessoed rag mat with no pastel mixture ground) came together in about an hour last night. Add another 3 hours of messing with it this morning then another hour of trying to get the color right in Photoshop - now I'm tired of it. Maybe the last painting for a while...Christmas is coming.


  1. If it is the last painting you do this year, you've ended well! What a lovely piece this is! Not too much detail, but just enough to hint of the gentle breeze, blowing the seed heads on the tall, tall grass. Merry Christmas!

  2. Marico and Katherine, thanks for your nice comments. I SHOULD stop painting and clean the house, bake, put up the tree and shop but I might have to keep painting in between everything else to stay sane through the holidays. Merry Christmas to you too!

  3. My thoughts were like Katherine's: not too much detail and the feeling of a gentle breeze. I love that you can make such great artwork of an everyday kind of scene. You see and appreciate beauty, Barbara; truly a gift! Merry Christmas!