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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 ! !

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Sun Creek

Here is a piece I've been working on.  I have a beautiful frame that I painted this for.
It's a very odd size at 7 1/8" x 17 7/8".

©2010 Paula Ann Ford, Sun Creek. Soft Pastels on Uart 600, 7 1/8" x 17 7/8".
Can be seen at the Artisan Depot in Cowan, TN, on January 21 through the
end of February, 2011

Sunday, December 26, 2010

©2010 Paula Ann Ford, Tennessee Field View. Oils on Ampersand Board, 5"x7"

I thoroughly enjoyed doing this and plan to do more palette knife paintings in the future.

©2010 Paula Ann Ford, Tennessee Field View. Oils on Ampersand Board, 5"x7"

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Pushing myself to do other types of paintings in oil - WAY out of my comfort zone!!!


Ok, so, don't laugh!!  I hear you laughing!!
I'm trying to expand my horizons by not only painting in oils, but also trying to teach myself how to paint still lifes.  Here are a couple of little ones I've been working on in the last couple of days.  The apples aren't finished yet, but the lemon is done.  I actually based the lemon in with a palette knife with was a lot of fun, and then touched it up with a brush.  Does it look like a lemon?  LOL...

Deleted the apples photo because I'm in the process of finishing it up.  Will  post a photo when it's dry.  It came out pretty good!

Monday, December 20, 2010

Majesty - SALE - $275 with free shipping

The majesty of the mountains!  WOW!  It doesn't get any better than that!  This piece is unframed.
©2008 Paula Ann Ford, Majesty. Soft Pastels on Ampersand Pastelbord, 16"x20"

$275 + free shipping

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Still Standing - SOLD

This piece was inspired by a photo I took in Arkansas. I love old barns!!

The piece measures 9"x11-3/4". I has a border of 3/8" all the way around on the paper so it can be matted or the border can be cut off if you don't want to use a mat when framing. It is soft pastels on Art Spectrum Colorfix pastel paper. This piece is unframed.

©2010 Paula Ann Ford, Still Standing. Soft Pastels on Art Spectrum Colorfix Paper, 9"x11-3/4"


©2010 Paula Ann Ford, Last Train to Blue Mountain

I just love the thought of riding on a train and looking out the window and seeing the Adirondack Mountains and lakes!  This piece is unframed.

©2010 Paula Ann Ford, Last Train to Blue Mountain.
Soft Pastels on Ampersand Pastelbord, 9"x12" unframed

Thursday, December 9, 2010

My New Method - Oils over Soft Pastels with Alcohol Wash - UPDATE

I did an experiment today.  I started with a soft pastel underpainting on Uart bonded to matboard.  Then I liquified the pastel with rubbing alcohol and a 1/2" flat synthetic paint brush.  Let dry.  Painted over the whole thing in oils.  Worked like a charm!!  Here is the piece.

©2010 Paula Ann Ford, Summertime Pines. Oils on Uart Board, 9"x9"