Hurrying Across

10″x8″ pastel on sanded paper

Out of all the crazy thing I have seen in lost and found boxes, I have never seen TIME. Time is a hard thing to find. You have to MAKE time for things most important in your life. Today I am painting while my son attends a pole vaulting camp.

That spec in the top half of the frame is my fledgling learning to fly!

Field of Summer

10″x8″ pastel on sanded paper

“‘Cause a little bit of summer is what the whole year is all about.” -John Mayer

Last day of school is when summer starts in my book! Today is the beginning…

Listening to Spring

10″x8″ pastel on sanded paper

“I am going to try to pay attention to the spring. I am going to look around at all the flowers, and look up at the hectic trees. I am going to close my eyes and listen.” -Anne Lamott

Winter is Dead

10″x8″ pastel on sanded paper

“She turned to the sunlight

And shook her yellow head,

And whispered to her neighbor:

“Winter is dead.””

-A.A.Milne

Started this painting with a beautiful underpainting to establish lights, darks, and mood.

Twilight – a time of pause

10″x8″ pastel on sanded paper

“Twilight – a time of pause when nature changes her guard. All living things would fade and die from too much light or too much dark, if twilight were not.” -Howard Thurman