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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,
**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 ! !


Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Summer in the Valley (Mohawk Valley) Oils, 8x8

There is no place like Upstate NY in the summer.  The weather is perfect.  There are rolling hills, farmland, mountains, lakes, rivers, and lots of plush, thick green trees.

Update:  This little piece has just kicked my butt.  Changing mediums is like starting from the very beginning.  I've worked and worked on it until I'm blue in the face.  It might be done....it may not be done.  Who knows!!

©2015 Paula Ann Ford
Summer in the Valley
Oils, 8x8


Thursday, December 3, 2015

3 New Pieces, kinda

Here are three of my newest pieces.  Actually, the first is brand new, done in oils (still wet).  The 2nd is a piece that I finally finished after a couple of years (oil).  The 3rd is also a piece a couple of years in the making.  It is pastel.

©2015 Paula Ann Ford
Winter Colors, 7x9, Oils/Alkyds



©2015 Paula Ann Ford
Purple Grasses, 8x8, Oils/Alkyds




©2015 Paula Ann Ford
Purple Passion, 10x8, Soft Pastels


Saturday, November 28, 2015

Legends & Myths Show at VIEW

I just found out that this painting sold today at the Legends & Myths Show at VIEW!!  YAY!!

©2015 Paula Ann Ford
The Witching Hour
14x14, soft pastels

S O L D


Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Either Way Will be a Beautiful Journey, 8x10

I started this painting a long time ago and just finished it tonight.

©2015 Paula Ann Ford
Either Way Will be a Beautiful Journey
8x10, soft pastels on
Ampersand Pastelbord


Wednesday, October 14, 2015

©2015, Paula Ann Ford, Alpine Birches, 12x12

A beautiful area to the south of Maple Ridge in Old Forge is Alpine Hill.  Captured this beautiful fall moment in time...

©Paula Ann Ford, Alpine Birches,
12x12, soft pastels on Ampersand Pastelbord


Sunday, October 11, 2015

©2015, Paula Ann Ford, Delicate Nature, 12x12

I love the delicate nature of trees. The trees in this place are so soft to the touch and smell so heavenly.  My newest piece.

©2015, Paula Ann Ford
Delicate Nature
12x12, soft pastels on Ampersand Pastelbord


Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Deep in the Shadows of Autumn

Just finished tonight.  I absolutely LOVE autumn and have been looking forward to painting pieces with lots of fall color.

©2015 Paula Ann Ford
Deep in the Shadows of Autumn
12x12, soft pastels on Ampersand Pastelbord


Monday, September 28, 2015

What's on my easel...

I wanted pure color and lost edges.  12x12, soft Pastels on Canson.  Almost done.


Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Two New Adirondack Paintings

Here are my latest two pieces.

©2015 Paula Ann Ford, Playful Birches,
12x12, soft pastels on UART



©2015 Paula Ann Ford, When Spirits Come Out,
12x12, soft pastels on Canson


Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Gallery 3040, Old Forge, NY

Several of my paintings are now available at
Gallery 3040 in Old Forge, NY!!

Please stop by for the art walk this weekend!!

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

©2015 Paula Ann Ford, Moose River Blues, 5x7, soft pastels on Ampersand Pastelbord.

The Moose River is so beautiful!!

©2015 Paula Ann Ford, Moose River Blues,
5x7, soft pastels on Ampersand Pastelbord.


Wednesday, July 15, 2015

©Paula Ann Ford, TN View, 6x8, soft pastels on Ampersand Pastelbord

I got sick of painting water, so I painted trees and mountains :)

©2015 Paula Ann Ford, TN View, 6x8
soft pastels on Ampersand Pastelbord


Monday, July 6, 2015

©Paula Ann Ford, Under Their Wings, 8x6, on Uart 400

I came upon this intimate little scene yesterday while looking for a good fishing spot.  This beautiful little pine tree was under a canopy of much larger trees, and even though it was midday, my vision for the piece was for it to be late day.

©2015 Paula Ann Ford, Under Their Wings,
8x6, on Uart 400


Saturday, July 4, 2015

Perfectly Clear Reflection Free Glass for Pastel Paintings

I recently found a seller on eBay who sells Tru Vue AR Reflection-Free® glass (offers the same amazing clarity as Museum Glass®, but does not provide Conservation Grade UV Protection. It allows over 97% light transmission and reduces reflections to less than 1%. The result, enhanced colors, brightness and reflection-free viewing for optimal clarity.) I ordered 10 pieces of 6x8. It arrived perfectly and quickly. It was only $63 + $10 shipping. He also sells Tru Vue Museum Glass and Conservation Glass at excellent prices. Just wanted to share.

Sunday, June 28, 2015

© Paula Ann Ford, Green Bridge Summer (Adirondack)

I used to sit at this place and dream that one day I'd live back in the Adirondacks. My dream came true last July 1 and I actually now live about 1/2 mile from here. I love this place so much. My heart is full.

©2015 Paula Ann Ford, Green Bridge Summer,
6x8, on Uart 400


Wednesday, June 24, 2015

©2015 Paula Ann Ford, Sunstripes, 8x6, soft pastels on Uart 400

A beautiful Adirondack day, a bicycle ride, Nutty Putty miniature golf, hot, fresh Chinese food, a fresh bottle of Fat Frog wine, AND a new painting!!  It doesn't get any better than that!! (Unfortunately, not my best composition, but I've learned a lot and won't do it again.)


©2015 Paula Ann Ford, Sunstripes, 8x6, soft pastels on Uart 400.


Sunday, June 21, 2015

Friday, June 19, 2015

Thursday Morning Plein Air

On Thursday mornings, the Moutain Air Painters go out for some plein air.  This is the piece I painted yesterday.

©2015 Paula Ann Ford, Maple Ridge Plein Air 6/18/15,
Soft Pastels on Multimedia Artboard for Pastels


Tuesday, June 16, 2015

My two newest paintings!!  The first is the plein air piece done last Thursday and finished in the studio.  The 2nd is a piece I originally did in oils a long time ago, but this time I painted it in soft pastels.

©2015 Paula Ann Ford,  Singing Waters,
10x10, soft pastels on Multimedia Artboard for Pastels

S O L D



©2015 Paula Ann Ford,  Loner,
8x6, soft pastels on UART 400


Thursday, June 11, 2015

Mountain Air Painters (Old Forge NY)

I belong to the the Mountain Air Painters in Old Forge, NY.  We try to go out every Thursday morning to different places in the area.  This morning we were at Singing Waters Campgrounds.  It was such a beautiful day!!  All of us had a very successful painting day.


Here is the piece I did.  Soft pastels on Multi-media art board for Pastels.  10"x10"

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Down Near Buttermilk Falls

My brother Woody and I went to Buttermilk Falls a few years ago and this is one of the scenes I saw.
This is my first piece in 2015!!  WOW am I really rusty.

©2015 Paula Ann Ford
Down Near Buttermilk Falls
8x10, soft pastels on Ampersand Pastelbord