Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Monday, December 4, 2017
Wednesday, November 29, 2017
Here's the "ornamental cousins" ....kale and cabbage from yesterday.
See my blog for more information on how these were painted on UArt 500 sanded pastel paper.
Tuesday, November 28, 2017
Have you had the experience of growing these? Let me know any tips that you've learned.
Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Tuesday, October 31, 2017
Friday, October 20, 2017
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
It's interesting to me that sometimes a song comes to mind while I'm working. This time it was the hymn, "Be Thou My Vision"
Be thou my vision, O Lord of my heart;
Naught be all else to me save that thou art.
Thou my best thought, by day and by night,
Waking or sleeping, thy presence my light.
Monday, October 9, 2017
Thursday, October 5, 2017
This is a glimpse of the set-up for the still life. I use a simulated daylight lamp to direct the light to create interesting shadows and highlights.
Tuesday, October 3, 2017
Monday, October 2, 2017
Saturday, September 30, 2017
Friday, September 29, 2017
Thursday, September 28, 2017
|View From Tinkers Cabin 6" x 6" Pastel ©Sheila Ashley Liston|
Day 28 of Thirty Paintings in Thirty Days Challenge, September 2017
Our church, The Chapel at Tinkers Creek, is located on a 21 acres in Streetsboro, Ohio. The back part has a cabin that is used for our Youth Programs. This particular view is from the cabin, looking east. My husband and I were there to simply enjoy the sunset that evening. As I turned the opposite direction and I saw a lovely cloud formation with hints of blue, lavender, pink, and peach tones, equally as beautiful as the sunset itself. With the road leading back to the church, I thought of of a simpler time and an old country dirt road. That scene had to go on the "must paint" list.
Painting today, brought memories of the past 12 years, in this church. The people there have now become part of our family, supporting each other through good times and tough times as well.
Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Monday, September 25, 2017
Sunday, September 24, 2017
Saturday, September 23, 2017
Friday, September 22, 2017
Thursday, September 21, 2017
Reflections, no matter how slight, have become a reminder to me to linger for a while, and take in the beauty around me. This particular park is a comfortable, peaceful place for me. Reflecting on this 30 day project, I didn't expect to learn so much about myself and my art. It has been exhausting on a few days, but exhilarating on the others. This Challenge has no rules or competition, or even any monetary prizes for best of show. The Challenge is in the commitment to one's self. It's nice to know that I'm not alone, with hundreds of participating artists worldwide. I will share a bit more of this whole experience at the end of the month.
|A few progress photos....|