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, April 26, 2012

©2012 Paula Ann Ford, The Passion Field, Oils on canvas panel, 8"x8"

Here is the plein air piece I painted a couple of days ago, now with some studio fixes.  Calling this one done, except I forgot to sign it...LOL

©2012 Paula Ann Ford, The Passion Field, Oils on canvas panel, 8"x8"

SOLD



Wednesday, April 25, 2012

©2012 Paula Ann Ford, Always Look Behind You, Oils on SourceTek panel, 6 1/4"x 4 1/4"

Always look behind you when doing plein air!  This was the scene behind me as I was painting plein air yesterday.  Thank goodness I got a photo of it.  It was as beautiful as what was in front of me.

It was hard to capture the correct colors in this.  The ground is much warmer than the trees in real life and the skyholes are actually blue.  I'll get a better photo of it after it has dried for a couple of days.

©2012 Paula Ann Ford, Always Look Behind You, Oils on SourceTek panel, 6 1/4"x 4 1/4"

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

#29 and #30 Plein Air Paintings of 4/24/12

I did some plein air today right down the road from my house.  The owners of the property gave me permission!!  I've been looking at this gorgeous field for about 7 years now and finally got to set up and paint.  Got there about 9:00 this morning and stayed until about 3:00 this afternoon.  The weather was perfect and I was able to drive my car onto the property and set up right next to it.  As I painted, I rocked out with Def Leppard!!  LOL

#29 and #30 Plein Air

Sunday, April 22, 2012

©2012 Paula Ann Ford, Pretty in Pink, Oils on Raymar panel, 6"x6"

Here's my 3rd little oil painting.
I used a palette of hansa yellow, alizarin crimson, ultramarine blue, and titanium white.
A limited palette is SO much fun!!  Sure is a change from my millions of pastels.

©2012 Paula Ann Ford, Pretty in Pink, Oils on Raymar panel, 6"x6"

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

Saturday, April 21, 2012

©2012 Paula Ann Ford, My Mailbox, Oils on Raymar panel, 6"x6"

Here's my 2nd oil painting using a limited palette.  I used hansa yellow, white, black, aliz crimson, and ultramarine blue.

©2012 Paula Ann Ford, My Mailbox, Oils on Raymar panel, 6"x6"

©2012 Paula Ann Ford, Color Field, Oils on Raymar panel, 6"x6"

I joined an oil painting challenge on FaceBook recently.  We can only use black, white, alizarin crimson, cad yellow medium, and ultramarine blue.  Here is my painting so far.  It's been lots of fun to take out my oil paints and alkyds again!!  6"x6" oils/alkyds on Raymar panel.

©2012 Paula Ann Ford, Color Field, Oils on Raymar panel, 6"x6"


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

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

******R E M I N D E R***** The IAPS 20th Juried Exhibition



******R E M I N D E R*****

 IAPS TWENTIETH JURIED EXHIBITION!!! The 2012 Brea Gallery Show
The IAPS 2012 gallery exhibition will be held at the City of Brea Gallery,
in Brea, California. Entry deadline is May 15, 2012 (entries must be received
by this date). The exhibition will hang from August 4 through
September 14, 2012.
To download the show prospectus, please click on the link below. Good luck everybody!!!

©2012 Paula Ann Ford, Las Vegas Plein Air #1&2, Soft Pastels on Canson, 9"x12"

Here is the 1st piece I painted while in Las Vegas for the Plein Air Convention.  Sunday, April 15th,  as the most wonderful day.  It was sunny and in the mid 70's...perfect for plein air painting!!

©2012 Paula Ann Ford, Las Vegas Plein Air #1, Soft Pastels on Canson, 9"x12"


And the 2nd piece....

©2012 Paula Ann Ford, Las Vegas Plein Air #2, Soft Pastels on Canson, 9"x12"

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

I attended the Plein Air Convention in Las Vegas and here are some of the artists I met!!

I am one happy camper!!! Scott Christensen and me.



Me and Marc Hanson



Clyde Aspevig



Michael Godfrey



Alexey Steele



Tony Pro


Jeremy Lipking and Norbert Nagel is in the background :)



David Tanner


Plein Air Convention in Las Vegas

I just got home from the biggest plein air event in history!!! Photos to follow when I get some rest!!

Ok...here's one photo...two of my paintings I did Sunday morning.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

©2012 Paula Ann Ford, Blue Green Dreams, Soft Pastels on Ampersand Pastelbord, 12"x12"

It's finished!  I know this composition has been done millions of time, but I had to paint it again :)

©2012 Paula Ann Ford, Blue Green Dreams, Soft Pastels on Ampersand Pastelbord, 12"x12"

Friday, April 6, 2012

Monday, April 2, 2012

Quite the day....

It's been a disappointing day.  I received notice that I've been turned down for PSA again.
So, if this has happened to you, keep on trying!!  That's what I'm going to do!!