My current pastel portraits have been inspired by mission trips to Huancayo, Honduras, and Nicaragua. The children have touched me in such a way, that I feel compelled to paint and tell their stories. I continue to sift through many reference photos, looking to create the next portrait, or tell the story of their daily life.
Everyday I take a moment to sketch in my journal or write a few words that may trigger a creative inspiration. Since we are fast approaching the return to school, two colors come to mind, red and yellow-ochre. Red, for the apples we seem to symbolize with teachers and yellow-ochre for the school buses that will soon be back on the roads! I'll be incorporating these two colors into new pen & ink/watercolor pieces.
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The Side Street Gallery, on 127 Pickwick Avenue, Colonial Heights, Virginia, is open for business!
I have acquired wall space at the gallery and will also be offering workshops in pastel and acrylic/oils.
Take a moment and "Like" the Side Street Gallery on Facebook!
The holidays will be here before we know it. Make sure to get your portrait order in soon!