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 ! !


Monday, February 25, 2013

Scenic City Paint Out (Chattanooga, TN)

CALL TO ARTISTS – NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS – Shuptrine’s Gold Leaf Designs is excited to announce Chattanooga’s inaugural Scenic City Paint Out, an opportunity for artists of all skill levels to capture the natural beauty of the area and to attend workshops during the week of April 12-19, 2013 – which is part of a city-wide SPARK CELEBRATION event. Each artist can apply for scheduled weekly events and unlimited access to the Reflection Riding Arboretum and Nature Center, a designated paint out day at the Hunter Museum of American Art and tour with a Hunter Museum curator- all for a $55 application fee. The Scenic City Paint Out also provides, for an additional fee, various workshops taught by award-winning and nationally renowned artists to encourage all participants to enhance their skill levels.

On Tuesday, April 16th, The Hunter Museum of American Art will allow The Scenic City Paint Out artists to meet at the museum for a special tour by chief curator, Ellen Simak, then paint out on the covered veranda terrace until the end of day. All participants will have admission to the Reflection Riding Arboretum and Nature Center throughout the week. Reflection Riding is dedicated to the study and conservation of native plant life. Designed in the picturesque style of Frederick Law Olmsted, the park is meant to enhance the natural beauty of the landscape. Other areas that the participants will be painting from will be scenic views from Lookout Mountain, Rock City, the river gorge, and the downtown skyline. A portion of the proceeds from the Paint Out will support both Reflection Riding and The Hunter Museum of American Art.

All artists, regardless of skill level, are encouraged to participate in the Paint Out, and any choice of medium is welcome. Download your application, apply, receive your itinerary, workshop overviews, and learn about other fun happenings during Scenic City Paint Out. Please contact Shuptrine’s at 423-266-4453 or theworkinggallery@goldleafdesigns.com for application requirements, and more information and to find out how to participate. For each painting entered, prizes will be awarded for Best In Show, 2nd and 3rd place artists by a panel of jurors.

To learn more about Reflection Riding, or The Hunter Museum of American Art, please visit http://www.chattanooganaturecenter.org/www/docs/8.495/driving-loop.html & http://www.huntermuseum.org/. To help support the efforts of Reflection Riding Arboretum and Nature Center, a non-profit organization, visit www.chattanooganaturecenter.org/www/docs/102.

FOR MORE INFO...... http://shuptrines.com/scenic-city-paint-out

Saturday, February 23, 2013

©2013 Paula Ann Ford, A Moment in Time, Soft Pastels on Wallis Professional, 16"x16"

It's finished!!  The photo doesn't pick up half of the colors I used in this.  There is purple in the lower sky and deep aqua up in the left corner.  The ground glows as if lit by moonlight and the boat is just so vibrant.  Wish you could all see it in real life.

Update: Name Change

©2013 Paula Ann Ford, A Moment in Time,
Soft Pastels on Wallis Professional, 16"x16"


Saturday, February 16, 2013

©2013 Paula Ann Ford, Marshy Oasis, Soft Pastels on Ampersand Pastelbord, 12"x16" - SOLD

Finished!!

SOLD
©2013 Paula Ann Ford, Marshy Oasis,
Soft Pastels on Ampersand Pastelbord, 12"x16"


WIP

I started this tonight with a shockingly strange underpainting.  The sky was pink, the trees were blue, the mid ground was purple, forground was orange, and the water was cornflower blue (as you can see by the photo below).  I washed all those colors in with rubbing alcohol to get rid of all the white dots (started with a white piece of 12"x16" Ampersand Pastelbord).

I had intended to use those colors, but because I wasn't used to using that much color, mid way through I brushed it all off and went for more local colors....you know, my comfort zone.  Gosh, I wish I knew a bit more about color.

Anyway, it's almost done.



Wednesday, February 13, 2013

My beautiful studio pastels...

Mostly all clean and looking pretty :) . . . .  just sayin
(p.s. that painting back there is covered with tracing paper)


Friday, February 8, 2013

SOLD!!

I just heard that a couple of my paintings sold at Shuptrine's Gold Leaf Designs!! YAY!!

 Peak, 20"x16"

and
 Spring Dreams, 5"x7"

Wednesday, February 6, 2013