Questions? Comments? Please email me at paulaford9660@aol.com


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,
**NO MORE LAND DEVELOPMENT UNTIL THE RESTORATION OF THE EXISTING IS COMPLETE**
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, December 31, 2008

Watching Over Snowy Lake - SOLD


HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

Here is a snowy scene done from a photo I took while in Old Forge, NY. It's headed south on South Shore Road just before you get into Old Forge and this place is on the left. I have no idea what lake it is. Every map shows it but doesn't name it.

8"x10" soft pastels on Ampersand Pastelbord.

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Rain before the Snow

This was accepted into the Northeast National Pastel Show! I delivered it to the show on
April 24th. Prize notifications go out the first week in May...wish me luck!!

16"x20", soft pastels on Ampersand Pastelbord.
You know, those rainy, gloomy days just before the snow comes?

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Maple Ridge - SOLD

11"x14", soft pastels on Ampersand Pastelbord.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

More Hay Bales in the Snow - SOLD

I love hay bales and snow! Here is another little piece I just finished tonight. It's 5"x7", soft pastels on Ampersand Pastelbord.

Sunday, November 30, 2008

December Landscape Challenge @ www.wetcanvas.com

I'm hosting the December Landscape Challenge at Wetcanvas, so please come join me!!
This month there are three photos of three different seasons. You have all month to paint one or all of them. When you are done with your painting, post them in that same thread. Please be sure to comment on the other entries!
See you there!!
Here is the link...

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Hay Bales in the Snow - SOLD

Another little piece I did today. 5"x7" on Ampersand Pastelbord....so much fun!

This piece has been donated for a silent auction for the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Saturday, October 25 WORKSHOP


WOW! What a fantastic time I had giving this workshop in Cowan, TN. I would like to introduce you to my students. From left to right is Carolyn Fitz, Sunday Dell Perkins, and Charles Hubbard....HI YOU GUYS!! Thank you all for coming and it was my pleasure to teach this workshop to all of you! Your paintings turned out wonderfully.

Additional photos:


Saturday, September 27, 2008

The Autumn Landscape in Soft Pastels Workshop

October 25, 2008 - This is a beginner's workshop using soft pastels.
SUPPLIES LIST
1. A set of SOFT PASTEL STICKS as large as the student is able to acquire. (No Oil Pastels).
  • Dick Blick brand pastels can be purchased at http://www.dickblick.com/ A set of 48 sticks is $10.44.
  • Jerry's Artarama www.jerrysartarama.com sells Mungyo Gallery Soft Pastel Squares - 72 for $39.98. They have smaller sets also.
  • Jerry's also has Marie's - 50 sticks for $9.97.
2. Two - 11”x14” White Ampersand Pastelbords @ $5.65/each at http://www.dickblick.com/ and I believe they can be purchased at Hobby Lobby also.

3. Paper towels (Viva brand is a good one)

4. Newpapers or drop cloth to put on the floor underneath your painting area.

5. 2” wide foam brush. You can find them in WalMart, Lowes, or any of the craft stores.

6. One round (firm) bristle paint brush.

7. Easel or table top easel - if you prefer to work on one.

8. Pencil or a piece of vine charcoal for preliminary sketches.

9. Notebook to take notes.
10. Apron

TO SIGN UP, PLEASE EMAIL ME @ paulaford9660@aol.com OR DENISE @ theartisandepot@gmail.com by October 20th.

The class will be held from 9:00 - 4:00 (or later if more time is needed) p.m. at the Cowan Art Center in Cowan, TN.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Thank you Franklin County Art Guild!!

On Tuesday, Sept. 23rd, I gave a 3 hour lecture and painting demo! It was exhilerating, exciting, and was the best time! I want to thank the Franklin County Art Guild for inviting me!

Photos to come!

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Hay Field - SOLD

This is one I did last night.... just a sunny field with hay bales down the road from where I live in beautiful Tennessee. 5"x7" on Ampersand Pastelbord.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Sunny Jasper Pasture - SOLD

Hi Everybody, I'm hosting this month's LANDSCAPE Challenge at Wetcanvas and this is from one of the photos I took recently. 11"x14", soft pastels on Ampersand Pastelbord.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

My Favorite Paintings - SOLD

This past Saturday "Autumn Aspens" sold. This is truly one of the paintings that I will miss so much. It's kind of bitter sweet when selling a loved painting .... happy that someone else loved it enough to purchase it, happy for the sale, sad to see it go.


One of my all time favorites that I sold to a gallery a couple of years ago is "Memories of Autumns Past." I still think about it all the time and have a full-size framed print in my office that is on a wall that I can see from my desk.

Last but not least, I will always miss "Autumn Field." It was sold a few weeks ago. I have always considered it my signature painting.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

The Watering Hole - SOLD

16" x 20" on Ampersand Pastelbord, Mount Visions, Paul deMarrias Pastels, and Giraults

Hi Everybody,Last Friday after work I took a different way home and hit the mother-load of landscapes to take pictures of. It was like being in another world. It's beautiful where I live, but just 2 miles from my house there is a place that is even more breathtaking. I took 85 pictures.
I came up on this gorgeous field, and my imagination filled in the rest by putting in the watering hole. So, half came from a photo and half came from imagination.

It's a big one at 16"x20" and will be going down to the Redstreake Gallery next weekend. Mount Visions, some absolutely gorgeous soft buttery Paul deMarrias pastels, and Giraults, on Ampersand Pastelbord. I hope you like it.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Autumn Lake

SOLD
This painting is 5"x7" on Museum Ampersand Pastelbord with an assortment of Mount Visions and Giraults. I could paint autumn paintings every day!!

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Autumn Reds - SOLD

SOLD
I am very happy tonight after hearing that my "Autumn Reds" painting at the Redstreake Gallery sold today.

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Misty Morning Pond & Positively Autumn - SOLD

~~~Misty Morning Pond~~~
SOLD

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~~~ Positively Autumn ~~~
SOLD
Two of my newest paintings.

The first is 5"x7" and done on Wallis Professional and the second is 5"x4" on Uart 800 grit.

This second painting was inspired by a photo taken by Roger Roantrum. He gave me permission to paint his gorgeous photo!!

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Three Pines

SOLD
7"x5", mostly Mount Visions, Giraults, and Schminckes on Uart 600 grit paper.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Sunrise in the Marsh - SOLD

7"x5 1/2", on Uart 600 grit, Mount Visions and one gorgeous metalic Great American.

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Across the Highway - SOLD

I was driving home Friday afternoon after work and saw this scene. The sun was just peeking down on this patch of bushes on top of a ridge above the highway. The mountains in the background were in the clouds and getting rain. I just happened to turn my head at the right moment to see it. It was like fall and summer all at once. There were beautiful greens, oranges, pinks, the blues of the mountains behind...lovely scene.

7" x 5 1/2" on Uart 600 grit paper, Mt. Visions.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Spring Sun - Sold


Hi Everybody, It's been a long time since I've posted. Here is a sketch from last night. 7"x5" on green Ampersand pastelbord. Can't wait for spring!!

Saturday, March 8, 2008

Nick's Lake, Adirondack Park, Regional Winner

2007 SILVER MEDAL REGIONAL WINNER

ARTS FOR THE PARKS

National Parks Magazine link

Arts for the Parks link

Sunday, February 3, 2008

Majesty - Finished

Hi All, I finally got to work on this piece. For the last month I've been getting ready for my one-man show at the Redstreake Gallery in Cowan, TN. It was a wonderful day and I sold 4 paintings! The show runs all this month.

I hope you like this. It's such a beautiful scene. The photo came from the Wetcanvas Image Library. Thank you so much to the photographer.

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Last one down to the lake is a .....rotten egg!

Hi All, This was so much fun to paint! 16"x20" on Ampersand Pastelbord, assorted soft pastels. It reminds me of the Adirondacks....home!

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Upcoming One-Man-Show

Hi Everybody,

Jen at Redstreake Gallery is hosting a one-man-show of my work on February 1st. Isn't that exciting? We're going to have a wine & cheese party and it will be advertised in several newpapers. WOW, I can't wait. I've been painting up a storm and framing everything I can. Wish me luck!

Paula

Sunday, January 6, 2008

Spring Romance SOLD

SOLD

This piece is all about the color pink and a warm, hazy spring morning. 11"x 14" on Wallis Professional, Mount Visions and Girault pastels. $125