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Let us have a complete restoration of America!!
***PLEASE don't pave one more beautiful pasture,
***PLEASE don't cut down one more tree,
***PLEASE don't build another building,
S T O P . . . U R B A N . . . S P R A W L *** S A V E ... O U R ... L A N D ! !

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

My first plein air piece of 2016!

9x12, soft pastels on Ampersand Pastelbord.  I've been so busy all winter with OnlineJuriedShows!!

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

#13 At the Bottom of Maple Ridge

Well, I missed a few days.  Our power was out all day on Sunday until Monday morning.  Then I wasn't feeling well on Monday and Tuesday.  Oh well...

©2016 Paula Ann Ford
At the Bottom of Maple Ridge
Oils, 6x8

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Monday, January 4, 2016

Sunday, January 3, 2016

#3 - Summer Romance

#3 is a little different than 1 and 2.

©2016 Paula Ann Ford
Summer Romance
Oils, 6x8

Saturday, January 2, 2016

Friday, January 1, 2016

#1 Midday Sun

My first piece of 2016!  HAPPY NEW YEAR!!
(There is a bit of oil glare on the left...sorry!!)

©2016 Paula Ann Ford
Midday Sun
Oils, 8x6

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Summer in the Valley (Mohawk Valley) Oils, 8x8

There is no place like Upstate NY in the summer.  The weather is perfect.  There are rolling hills, farmland, mountains, lakes, rivers, and lots of plush, thick green trees.

Update:  This little piece has just kicked my butt.  Changing mediums is like starting from the very beginning.  I've worked and worked on it until I'm blue in the face.  It might be may not be done.  Who knows!!

©2015 Paula Ann Ford
Summer in the Valley
Oils, 8x8

Thursday, December 3, 2015

3 New Pieces, kinda

Here are three of my newest pieces.  Actually, the first is brand new, done in oils (still wet).  The 2nd is a piece that I finally finished after a couple of years (oil).  The 3rd is also a piece a couple of years in the making.  It is pastel.

©2015 Paula Ann Ford
Winter Colors, 7x9, Oils/Alkyds

©2015 Paula Ann Ford
Purple Grasses, 8x8, Oils/Alkyds

©2015 Paula Ann Ford
Purple Passion, 10x8, Soft Pastels

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Legends & Myths Show at VIEW

I just found out that this painting sold today at the Legends & Myths Show at VIEW!!  YAY!!

©2015 Paula Ann Ford
The Witching Hour
14x14, soft pastels


Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Either Way Will be a Beautiful Journey, 8x10

I started this painting a long time ago and just finished it tonight.

©2015 Paula Ann Ford
Either Way Will be a Beautiful Journey
8x10, soft pastels on
Ampersand Pastelbord

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

©2015, Paula Ann Ford, Alpine Birches, 12x12

A beautiful area to the south of Maple Ridge in Old Forge is Alpine Hill.  Captured this beautiful fall moment in time...

©Paula Ann Ford, Alpine Birches,
12x12, soft pastels on Ampersand Pastelbord

Sunday, October 11, 2015

©2015, Paula Ann Ford, Delicate Nature, 12x12

I love the delicate nature of trees. The trees in this place are so soft to the touch and smell so heavenly.  My newest piece.

©2015, Paula Ann Ford
Delicate Nature
12x12, soft pastels on Ampersand Pastelbord

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Deep in the Shadows of Autumn

Just finished tonight.  I absolutely LOVE autumn and have been looking forward to painting pieces with lots of fall color.

©2015 Paula Ann Ford
Deep in the Shadows of Autumn
12x12, soft pastels on Ampersand Pastelbord

Monday, September 28, 2015

What's on my easel...

I wanted pure color and lost edges.  12x12, soft Pastels on Canson.  Almost done.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Two New Adirondack Paintings

Here are my latest two pieces.

©2015 Paula Ann Ford, Playful Birches,
12x12, soft pastels on UART

©2015 Paula Ann Ford, When Spirits Come Out,
12x12, soft pastels on Canson