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 13, 2012

Riverbend - Water is a pain in the butt sometimes!!


Oops....this one got washed off.  If I hate one of my paintings, it gets washed off, no matter how many nice comments I get on it.

On to the next....

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

©2012 Paula Ann Ford, Fall Colors, Soft Pastels on Ampersand Pastelbord, 7"x5"

Finished tonight.  I love autumn...the colors, the smells, the cool air.

©2012 Paula Ann Ford, Fall Colors,
Soft Pastels on Ampersand Pastelbord, 7"x5"


Saturday, December 8, 2012

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Austin Prod. 1984 Sculpture

I have the most beautiful Austin Prod. acrylic sculpture of a horse and foal. It is marked Austin Prod 1984 (hard to see the end of the year). I don't know the name or artist. It is frosted and just beautiful. The other day one of my kitties was playing and knocked it off the table and it broke into 2 pieces. I am so heartbroken!! Does anyone know of a place here in the US or in Canada where I could send it to be repaired? I love the piece so much and the break is good and clean that I think it could be repaired. Thank you


Sunday, December 2, 2012

©2012 Paula Ann Ford, Breath of Blue, Soft Pastels on Art Spectrum Colorfix, 6"x6"

Did this this afternoon.  The photo looks much warmer than it really is and the clouds are NOT yellow!!
©2012 Paula Ann Ford, Breath of Blue,
Soft Pastels on Art Spectrum Colorfix, 6"x6"


Thursday, November 29, 2012

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

©2012 Paula Ann Ford, Mountain Lake, 5"x7"

Fresh off the easel this afternoon.

SOLD
©2012 Paula Ann Ford, Mountain Lake,
Soft Pastels on Ampersand Pastelbord, 5"x7"


Believe it or not, these are the only pastels I used.  The pastelbord was already toned a dark bluish/gray (the standard color you can buy).


Sunday, November 11, 2012

WOW am I rusty!!

I haven't painted in a couple of months and boy am I rusty.  I felt as though I had forgotten how to paint!!  This one will remain untitled, 12x12. Or, maybe I should call it "The Dud."


Monday, November 5, 2012

Daniel Smith Art Contest - MONTHLY Voting Gallery

My Entry, Green Bridge Looking North, is up for voting in the Daniel Smith Art Contest. It is on page 6 of the Monthly Voting Gallery. If you like it, please vote! Thank you so much!! http://www.danielsmithblog.com/?page_id=3918#view/9007/864594


My Entry, Vintage Ski Hill, is also up for voting in the Daniel Smith Art Contest. It is on page 14 of the Monthly Voting Gallery. If you like it, please vote! Thank you so much!! http://www.danielsmithblog.com/?page_id=3918#view/9007/864719 

Friday, October 26, 2012

Please vote for my gallery, Shuptrine's Gold Leaf Designs!!

My gallery, Shuptrine's Gold Leaf Designs, has applied for a small business grant from FedEx! We need VOTES to become a finalist, so please click the link below and VOTE for my gallery! It's so easy, and will only take about 10 seconds!

You can vote EVERYDAY until November 24th. Thank you so much!!






Thursday, October 25, 2012

Shuptrine Sketch & Sip

 Shuptrine Sketch & Sip

If you're in the Chattanooga area tomorrow (Thursday, 10/25/12), the Shuptrine is having a Sketch & Sip, Open House from 4:30 - 7:00!!

Come on down and sip some wine and look at all the beautiful art.  If you're in the mood, bring your sketchbook and do some sketching too!!

See you there!!

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Saturday, September 29, 2012

©2012 Paula Ann Ford, Protected Place, Soft Pastels on Ampersand Pastelbord, 12"x12"

Here is a piece I started last night.  LOL...when I went to bed, I liked it.  When I got up, I hated it and almost washed it off.  Then I got a second wind and spruced it up a bit and now I think it came out pretty good.  Oh, I've done this one before in oils and now that I'm back to my pastels, thought I'd try it again.

©2012 Paula Ann Ford, Protected Place, Soft Pastels on Ampersand Pastelbord, 12"x12"


Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Call for Artists

From Shuptrine's Gold Leaf Designs..... Call for Artists

Come one, come all! As we all know, Chattanooga is a beautiful city with breathtaking views of the city, the river, and our beloved mountains. In celebration of our great city, and all of the wonderful artists of the world, we are hosting the first annual Scenic City Paint Out! All artists are welcome, and it will be a Plein Air event hosted by our very own, Brett Weaver. Join us for a week in April of 2013 to take workshops, paint various gorgeous views in Chattanooga, win prizes, and showcase your work! There is a $35 application fee, but all mediums will be considered for the Scenic City Paint Out ( tentatively scheduled for April 12-20th) . This event supports our own Reflection Riding Nature Center, a non-profit organization in Chattanooga. Please contact Bonny Shuptrine at 423-266-4453 or thegallery@goldleafdesigns.com for more information and to find out how to participate.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

I am so very happy and very honored to announce that I am now
represented by the Shuptrine Gallery in Chattanooga, TN!!!



Sunday, September 23, 2012

©2012 Paula Ann Ford, Vintage Ski Hill, Soft Pastels on Ampersand Pastelbord (Adirondack painting)

In celebration of autumn, here's what I've been working on.  I started with an alcohol wash underpainting (see the post below).  It's another view of the same place I painted earlier.


©2012 Paula Ann Ford, Vintage Ski Hill, Soft Pastels on Ampersand Pastelbord, 12"x16"


If you are interested in purchasing this piece, please contact Shuptrine's Gold Leak Designs.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

W.I.P

Started this piece last night. Did an alcohol wash underpainting, but that's as far as I got. Will update soon. 12"x16" on Ampersand pastelbord. It's another view of Maple Ridge in Old Forge, NY.

Saturday, September 15, 2012

©2012 Paula Ann Ford, Maple Ridge, Soft Pastels on Art Spectrum Colorfix, 14"x14"

Finished tonight. This was the first ski hill in Old Forge, NY, in the early 1900s. Such a beautiful spot with lots and lots of potential paintings.

©2012 Paula Ann Ford, Maple Ridge, Soft Pastels on Art Spectrum Colorfix, 14"x14"


Thursday, August 23, 2012

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Mount Vision Pastels

Mount Visions are my workhorse brand of pastels.  I use them 100% of the time in all of my paintings. Did you know they have over 400 colors? This link is to their value index, which is so wonderful!! Talk about eye candy!! You can pick out whatever colors you need by value. Mount Visions are big and fat and loaded with pigments too!!

Oh, and they are only $3.25/stick. Now that is a HUGE bang for your buck!!  And one more thing, they are made right here in AMERICA!!!  Yes, they are made in Tampa, Florida!!
I absolutely love them......just saying.
(I am not affiliated with Mount Visions and do NOT make any money for saying nice things about them!!)
IF YOU WANT TO SEE EYE CANDY, CLICK THIS LINK!!
http://www.mountvisionpastels.com/value%20index.htm

Sunday, August 19, 2012

August BoldBrush Competition

If you like my painting, please vote for it at the BoldBrush Competition!!
Thank you!!
(You must be logged in to 'officially' vote.)

©2012 Paula Ann Ford, Green Bridge Looking North, Soft Pastels on Art Spectrum Colorfix, 10"x12" (Adirondack painting)

I'm always trying to learn more about color, but my first love is painterly realism. Here is my newest piece, finished tonight. It's very near and dear to my heart. It's from a photo I took in Old Forge, NY, at the Green Bridge, looking north.
©2012 Paula Ann Ford, Green Bridge Looking North, Soft Pastels on Art Spectrum Colorfix, 10"x12"
 

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

©2012 Paula Ann Ford, Delicate Nature, Soft Pastels on Art Spectrum Colorfix, 10"x10"

I wanted color and to convey the delicate nature of the focal tree.

©2012 Paula Ann Ford, Delicate Nature,
Soft Pastels on Art Spectrum Colorfix, 10"x10"

If you are interested in purchasing this piece, please contact Shuptrine's Gold Leak Designs.

Friday, August 10, 2012

My time in Denver

I've come home renewed, re-energized, and inspired because of this beautiful and very talented artist.

Elizabeth Mowry

Four New Paintings!!

All of these pieces were done on Multimedia Pastel Board.  It's a new surface I discovered a couple of weeks ago.  It took a little bit to get used to, but it works very well with pastels.


©2012 Paula Ann Ford, Slanted Sun, Soft Pastels, 10"x10"


 ©2012 Paula Ann Ford, Morning Light, Soft Pastels, 10"x10"


 ©2012 Paula Ann Ford, Storm Bales, Soft Pastels, 10"x10"


©2012 Paula Ann Ford, Sunlit Tree, Soft Pastels, 10"x10"


Sunday, July 22, 2012

©2012 Paula Ann Ford, Hidden Place-Turquoise Waters 1, Oils on Raymar panel, 8"x10"

©2012 Paula Ann Ford, Hidden Place-Turquoise Waters 1, Oils on Raymar panel, 8"x10"


If you are interested in purchasing this piece, please contact Shuptrine's Gold Leak Designs.

©2012 Paula Ann Ford, In the Arms of Sunshine. Soft Pastels on board, 5"x7"

©2012 Paula Ann Ford, In the Arms of Sunshine. Soft Pastels on board, 5"x7"

If you are interested in purchasing this piece, please contact Shuptrine's Gold Leak Designs.

Monday, June 18, 2012

IAPS 2012 Juried Exhibition, The Brea Gallery Show

All acceptance notifications went out on June 15th.  Congratulations to all who were
chosen!!!

To all who were not chosen, there were hundreds of entries and only 89 paintings
were chosen so please keep trying!!  You never know!!

All of us at IAPS are working very hard behind the scenes to get everything up on
the IAPS website and also to produce the catalog of the show.

So at this point, I am VERY busy and have no time to paint.  BUT, I'll be back painting
soon!!  Thank you all for visiting!!

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

©2012 Paula Ann Ford, Funky Pines, Oils on Raymar panel, 6"x6"


I took the photo up in the Adirondack Mountains in Upstate NY a few years ago
while visiting my brother, Woody.  I'm going to call it "Funky Pines" because that's
what they are ..... funky!!  They grow like that up there and the shapes are always
really interesting.

©2012 Paula Ann Ford, Funky Pines, Oils on Raymar panel, 6"x6"




Saturday, June 9, 2012

©2012 Paula Ann Ford, A Tree's View, Oils on Raymar panel, 6"x6"

About 4 years ago I was out taking photos for reference material and I came upon this field and fell in love.  The only thing was, when I took the photos, I never even saw the 3 layers of mountains in the background!!  I was shocked when I got back to my computer and downloaded the photos!!  The field was beautiful in itself, but with the added mountains in the background, it became magical!!

©2012 Paula Ann Ford, A Tree's View, Oils on Raymar panel, 6"x6"

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

©2012 Paula Ann Ford, Tennessee River View, Oils on Raymar panel, 6"x6"

This piece is inspired by a photo I took a couple of summers ago while plein air painting.  We were at Raccoon Mountain and the Tennessee River runs right next to it.

©2012 Paula Ann Ford, Tennessee River View, Oils on Raymar panel, 6"x6"

Saturday, May 26, 2012

©2012 Paula Ann Ford, Hidden Place-Turquoise Waters 2, Oils on Raymar panel, 10"x8"

The photo I took that inspired this painting was from the same area as my last painting (Hidden Place-Turquoise Waters). This river is hidden way back in past my favorite field and is only about a 1/2 mile from my house.

©2012 Paula Ann Ford, Hidden Place-Turquoise Waters 2, Oils on Raymar panel, 10"x8"

Monday, May 21, 2012

©2012 Paula Ann Ford, Hidden Place-Turquoise Waters 1, Oils on Raymar panel, 8"x10"

Hidden way back past the field where I was plein air painting a couple of weeks ago is a river with the most beautiful turquoise water. This piece was inspired by one of the photos I took that day. 8x10, oils on Raymar panel.

©2012 Paula Ann Ford, Hidden Place-Turquoise Waters 1, Oils on Raymar panel, 8"x10"


If you are interested in purchasing this piece, please contact Shuptrine's Gold Leak Designs.