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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 ! !

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!!