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 ! !


Thursday, December 22, 2011

IAPS 2011 WEB SHOW RESULTS***!!!

And the winners are?!?!?!?
Here it is folks, the results of the IAPS 2011 Web Show!!
It is the most beautiful show with so many talented artists!!
Congratulations to all!!

***1st Place***

First Cello
© William A. Schneider

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Attn: CHATTANOOGA

1800 Main Gallery
1800 Main Street
Chattanooga, TN

is having a 25% off sale of everything!!
(I have 16 paintings hanging :)

Please visit this lovely gallery and tell Rachel hello!!

Friday, December 9, 2011

©2011 Paula Ann Ford, Stargate. Soft Pastels on mounted Uart, 5"x7" SOLD

©2011 Paula Ann Ford, Stargate. Soft Pastels on mounted Uart, 5"x7" unframed.

SOLD

©2011 Paula Ann Ford, Forest Creek. Soft Pastels on mounted Uart, 5"x7"

©2011 Paula Ann Ford, Forest Creek. Soft Pastels on mounted Uart, 5"x7" unframed.

©2011 Paula Ann Ford, Hay Bales and Thunder

©2011 Paula Ann Ford, Hay Bales and Thunder. Pastels on board, 5"x7" unframed.

SOLD

©2010 Paula Ann Ford, In the Spotlight

This piece is from a photo I took up in Old Forge, NY last weekend. What a gorgeous place!!
©2010 Paula Ann Ford, In the Spotlight. Soft Pastels on Ampersand Pastelbord, 12"x12"

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

October 14 - Paula Ann Ford - Featured Artist 5:00 - 9:00

October 14, 2011
1800 Main
1800 Main Street
Chattanooga, TN

Paula Ann Ford and Gay Arthur - Featured Artists!


Saturday, August 27, 2011

©2011 Paula Ann Ford, Walking Trail

I took the reference photo while hiking in Colorado with Scott Leckrone in July.

©2011 Paula Ann Ford, Walking Trail. Soft Pastels on board, 5"x7"

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Dreaming of Summer

This painting has been telling me for a while it needed some fixing and I finally got around to doing it!!

©2011 Paula Ann Ford, Dreaming of Summer. Soft Pastels on Uart, 8"x20"

If you are interested in purchasing this piece, please contact Shuptrine's Gold Leak Designs.
http://shuptrines.com/fine-american-art/artists/paula-ann-ford

Monday, August 15, 2011

Plein Air Show at the Harris Art Center in Calhoun, GA

I attended the Art Plein Air reception at the Harris Art Center in Calhoun, GA, on Saturday. The show was fabulous and all the paintings were so beautiful! A huge thank you to Don Maier for putting on this quality show and his dedication to and promotion of Plein Air painting!!

The show will be up until September 9th.
Here are 2 of my paintings, along with a couple of other photos of the show.



There is Don Maier sitting down.  Thank you Don!!!



My friend Nancy (back to us) talking with Mikki Root Dillon.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

My Workshop at Terry Ludwig's Studio in Littleton, CO on July 9 & 10

I had the honor of teaching a 2-day workshop at Terry Ludwig's Studio in Littleton, CO on July 9 & 10.  These are my awesome students with their gorgeous paintings!!!

1 - Lydia Pottoff

2 - Kathy Dale

3 - Lisa Hut

4 - Vince Lewis

5 - Len Austin

6 - Sandra Warriner

7 - Scotty Leckrone

 Thank you all for attending!!!

Friday, July 8, 2011

My Workshop at Terry Ludwig's

Having the most wonderful time in Denver! My workshop starts tomorrow! Can't wait!

Saturday, June 25, 2011

ANCIENT DOOR

Here's the piece I'm working on. Just started with a very long way to go

Pastel on Ampersand pastelbord 11x14


Thursday, June 16, 2011

There is still time to sign up for this workshop!!!

I've extended the required deposit date ($60) to July 4th for my workshop at Terry Ludwig's Studio. So, you've still got time to sign up for this workshop on July 9&10!!

JULY 9 and 10, 2011 - TERRY LUDWIG STUDIO
IN DENVER, COLORADO - 2-Day Workshop
Soft Pastel Workshop by Paula Ann Ford
Painting the Romantic Landscape in Soft Pastels
Beginner/Intermediate Class

The cost of this workshop is $120

Saturday, June 11, 2011

My IAPS Roommate!

This is my beautiful IAPS roommate, Drusilla!!!  We've known each other from Wetcanvas, but never met until last week.  She is a wonderful person and a fabulous artist.  Not only was she the perfect roommate, but she will be a cherished dear friend forever.  We are kindred spirits.  LOVE YOU DRU!!!

Please check out her art work and photography at http://drusillasart.blogspot.com/

Saturday, May 28, 2011

©2011 Paula Ann Ford, Aspen Dreams, 9"x12", Oils on (Raymar) Panel

Just finished this piece.  It was inspired by the beautiful fall aspen trees seen on one of our trips to Buena Vista, Colorado, where we usually go fishing.
Speaking of Raymar panels, they have free shipping this weekend so I bought some much larger sizes, 12"x16" and 14"x18".  I think I'm ready to go much bigger!!  YAY!!

©2011 Paula Ann Ford, Aspen Dreams, 9"x12", Oils on (Raymar) Panel

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

©2011 Paula Ann Ford, Tucker's Pond, 6"x8", Oils on (Raymar) Panel

This is a little piece I painted tonight, inspired by a pond just down the road from my house. When I took the photo, I never noticed the mountain behind the trees. Amazing the things you don't observe that are right in front of your face. (Name made up)

©2011 Paula Ann Ford, Tucker's Pond, 6"x8", Oils on (Raymar) Panel

Sunday, May 22, 2011

FINALLY!! Feeling better...

I haven't been feeling well all winter, but am now on the mend and feeling better.

Started a new painting last night!!  It's 12"x16", oils on ampersand board.  A typical Tennessee scene from a photo I took a couple of years ago.  Stay tuned!

Saturday, April 23, 2011

©2011 Paula Ann Ford, Rondaxe Marsh, 8"x10"

This is almost finished!  I love this area and visit it every time I go to the Adirondacks.  This one is done in oils and is 8x10.

©2011 Paula Ann Ford, Rondaxe Marsh, 8"x10", Oils on (Raymar) Panel


Sunday, April 17, 2011

©2011 Paula Ann Ford, Rock's View, 8"x10", Oils on (Raymar) Panel

Here's a piece I've been working on for the last couple of days.  I think it's done!

The photo was generously donated by Phil Bates.  Thank you Phil!!

©2011 Paula Ann Ford, Rock's View, 8"x10", Oils on (Raymar) Panel

Thursday, April 14, 2011

My family

From left to right:  My dad, mom, brother Eric, and me and my brother Woody.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

One of Nature's Finest

Gosh, this little piece is finally finished. Have been very busy being the show chair for the IAPS 18th Juried Exhibition! This is just a tree, 'One of Nature's Finest' 6x8, oils on Raymar panel. Photo by Johannes, with permission to use it.


©2011 Paula Ann Ford, One of Nature's Finest, 6"x8", Oils on (Raymar) Panel

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Cloudscape Update

Here's another update.  Still haven't finished the ground yet.



I got this gorgeous photo from 10,000+ Free Photos by Dennis Hill and Friends.  What a great website and the photos are incredible!!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

©2011 Paula Ann Ford, Nature vs Man, 5"x7"

Here's a little piece I just finished.  The reference photo is from the Wetcanvas Image Library and the photographer is Wojdo.  Thank you Wojdo!!

©2011 Paula Ann Ford, Nature vs Man, 5"x7", Oils on (Raymar) Panel

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

©2011 Paula Ann Ford, Sprout at Maple Ridge 6"x8"

I am SO excited!  This is one of my favorite spots in Old Forge, NY!  I have at least 100 photos of Maple Ridge, the original ski hill.  This hill is beautiful in every season.

©2011 Paula Ann Ford, Sprout at Maple Ridge, Oils on Panel (Raymar Panel) 6"x8"


Saturday, March 19, 2011

©2011 Paula Ann Ford, Fall Creek 5"x7"

It's finally finished!  I just love fall, but am SO ready for spring and summer!!

©2011 Paula Ann Ford, Fall Creek. Oils on board (Raymar panel), 5"x7"

 

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Secret Place

It feels so good to sit and paint, taking my time, relaxing, enjoying the process.  Here is a piece I started tonight.  I've been trying for years to paint this in pastels, but was never successful.

©2011 Paula Ann Ford, Secret Place. Oils on board (Raymar panel), 5"x7"


Sunday, March 13, 2011

Chocolatey, Fudge Brownie

This is my new little boy, Brownie (as in chocolate brownie).  Isn't he beautiful?!?!?!

Friday, March 11, 2011

Somewhere in Upstate NY

This is a little piece I did tonight as I was trying to watch our new kitty.  He has just been fixed and his hormones are still raging so I have to watch his every step or he will spray all over in our home.  Yuck!!
©2011 Paula Ann Ford, Somewhere. Oils on board (Raymar panel), 5"x7"

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Alaskan Wildflowers II

I just couldn't stop thinking about Alaskan Wildflowers so I painted another version.  They are just so beautiful!!

©2011 Paula Ann Ford, Alaskan Wildflowers II. Oils on board (Raymar panel), 5"x7"
(Will get a better photo with natural light.)


Sunday, March 6, 2011

Road to Collegiate Peaks

This was inspired by a photo taken by Steve Garufi, the Colorado Guy.  He kindly gave me permission to paint it.  He lives in Buena Vista, Colorado and takes photos on a daily basis because he loves where he lives so much!  He is currently biking across America!  Have fun Steve!!!  Thank you!!

©2011 Paula Ann Ford, Road to Collegiate Peaks. Oils on board (Raymar panel), 5"x7"

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Alaskan Wildflowers

If you've ever driven around in Alaska, this is probably a scene you've seen before.  These wild flowers grow along the beautiful scenic highways and are so beautiful!!

©2011 Paula Ann Ford, Alaskan Wildflowers. Oils on board (Raymar panel), 5"x7"

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Dandelion Dance II - SOLD

I've done this one before in pastels and just had the urge to paint it in oils.

This was an early morning scene that I saw as I walked out onto my front deck one morning.  The sun was strong, casting long shadows and it lit up the fluffy white dandelions.

©2011 Paula Ann Ford, Dandelion Dance II. Oils on board (Raymar panel), 5"x7"

SOLD

Monday, February 28, 2011

Nature's Vase

One afternoon I was out taking a walk on the road where we used to live on the other side of Chattanooga. I came upon this fence post, which was a big old trunk of a tree.  It was so beautiful because it looked as if there was a bouquet of leaves sticking out of its top.  There was actually a little tree growing just an inch away from it on the right which made it look just like a vase.  It was just a sweet little sight that made a happy little painting.

What a pleasure it was to paint on this Raymar panel (smooth cotton).

©2011 Paula Ann Ford, Nature's Vase. Oils on board, 5"x7"

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Evening Primrose

I sure am having a wonderful time re-learning oils.  Can you tell?

©2011 Paula Ann Ford, Evening Primrose. Oils on board, 5"x7"


Friday, February 25, 2011

Dusk

Last summer I was on the way home from the grocery store and I took this photo and today as I was looking through all my photos, it caught my eye.  I just had to paint it!!

©2011 Paula Ann Ford, Spring Dreams. Oils on board, 5"x7"