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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, September 11, 2014

Shining, 8x10, soft pastels (Adirondack Painting)

I'm so excited!!  This is my 2nd real painting that I've painted this year!!  It's been so busy with my job and IAPS.  It is, of course, my favorite place in the world...Maple Ridge, the 1st ski hill in Old Forge, NY.  It has the most beautiful trees and you all know how much I love painting trees.

©2014 Paula Ann Ford
8x10, soft pastels on Ampersand Pastelbord


Sunday, August 31, 2014

Old Forge Paint Out (Adirondack Painting)

I participated in the Old Forge Paint Out yesterday.  SO much fun!!  I set up my gear half way up Maple Ridge, the first ski hill in Old Forge.  The trees are so beautiful there.

Just a simple scene.  The sun was so strong and the background trees were in dark shadow.  I did an alcohol wash underpainting to start.

©2014 Paula Ann Ford, Tree Dance,
6"x12", soft pastels on Ampersand Pastelbord.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Mount Vision Pastels

OH BOY!!! Look what just arrived!!! Aren't they yummmmmy?!?! Thank you, Karl're the best!! Mount Vision Pastel Company

If you want to try some absolutely fabulous pastels, try Mount Visions!!! 

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Starting new...

I just started this piece, so I thought you might enjoy seeing the progress.  The first two photos are of the sketch in and the alcohol wash using 70% rubbing alcohol.

#1 With just dry pastels, putting in what I call "what's underneath."

#2 - Washing it in with rubbing alcohol.  LOL...doesn't look like much!!

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Totobobo Masks and 96% Filters

My double order of Totobobo Masks and 96% filters have arrived!!  They are now in stock and ready to ship!!

Friday, June 20, 2014

An introduction...

I want to introduce you all to my boss, Erich Neubert, owner of  Such a great photo of Erich at the Paint San Clemente Plein Air Paintout!!

Friday, March 28, 2014

Exciting News!!

I would like to officially announce some exciting news!!

I am now the new Manager at!!

A huge thank you to Erich Neubert for accepting me into his company.  I am absolutely thrilled!!

So, if you are an organization, or person who has a show that has been submitted to, I am the person who will be running your show.

P.S.  I am still the Show/Exhibition Chair, and Board of Directors Member at IAPS.  Nothing has changed there.