Tuesday, December 13, 2011

meadow lights auction

It's end-of-year cleanup in my studio. I'm looking for new homes for some of my smaller, unframed works. This one, "Meadow Lights" can be purchased on Daily Paintworks.

Friday, December 9, 2011

sun song

As we approach the winter holiday season and gray weather, it is comforting to remember sunlight and how it can put a song in our heart. I'm already looking forward to spring. This painting is for sale on my DPW Gallery (see the link in the upper right corner of this blog) and I have just added PayPal to make purchases easier. This may be my last painting of 2011. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

award at 6" Squared Show!

212 artists, 542 beautiful paintings! I was happy just to be included in this show but to have "Northwest Meadow" receive one of the $100 Gallery Awards in those odds is amazing. My thanks to Randy Higbee and the Randy Higbee Gallery staff and to juror Jean Stern, Director of the Irvine Museum.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011


Fanciful is about color play and pushing colors just beyond believable for a whimsical view of the world. It is another of the 5x7 pastels for my Daily Paintworks gallery.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

my DPW experiment

About a month ago I joined Daily Paintworks and to date I have posted 10 paintings. What fun! My thanks to all who have commented, encouraged and purchased paintings! I have learned a lot and have made plans to change a few things next year.

Price: While I was getting to know my way around DPW, I have priced my paintings at $1.00 per square inch as my "experiment" price. That is far less than the amount the same painting would sell for in one of my galleries. Beginning January 1, 2012, painting prices will increase.

Shipping: I have shipped sold paintings in a USPS Priority Mail flat rate box - not the cheapest way to ship but paintings have arrived safe and sound. I will continue to ship this way but beginning January 1, shipping will be FREE within the US.

Medium: Pastel has been my primary medium for the past 9 years. If you have been following this blog, you know that I just started playing in oil (again) and am excited to continue. I hope to add oil paintings to my DPW Gallery.

Once again, thanks to all who have taken time to view my work and the work of the other fine artists at Daily Paintworks!

Sunday, December 4, 2011

good news

Good news today! I learned that my paintings "Cedar River" and "Summer Evening" have been accepted into the International Association of Pastel Societies (IAPS) 2011 Web Show. Yay!

Saturday, December 3, 2011

website update

Thanks to Kay Dewar of Dewar Design, my website has received it's annual update. Artwork Archives and About the Artist have new images and information. www.barbaranewton.net

Thursday, December 1, 2011


This was so fun, wheee! This is step 2 of Morning Frost Line (20 x 20 inches, oil on wood panel). I'm working on value. As you know, I am relatively new to oil paint and I have no idea how many "steps" there are in a painting. Lots of palette knife work and I love that random, spontaneous look. In moving from colored pencil years ago to pastel, it was the looser look that appealed to me. Maybe I am making another jump from pastel to palette knife? Click on the image to enlarge.