Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Monthly Painting Challenge #4 - Brick Wall

Brick Wall with a Touch of Purple
Soft Pastel on 6.25" by 9.5" gray velour board

Gee, I'm glad I did this one! I really like it! And I haven't worked with Soft Pastel's in almost a year. Funny how you can get stuck on one thing. If I had the self-discipline (I HATE THAT PHRASE) I have about 8 paintings I'd like to do. Three are for gifts and really need attention. And you know what? When I mentioned to my daughter Mary Ellen that I had done a pastel last night, she had "Respect and Joy" in her voice. I was proud, too! Thanks Pam, what's up for next month?

5 comments:

AutumnLeaves said...

This painting, Beckie, appeals to me in so very many ways. It has moved on up to my favorite Beckie Saar-Leone painting. I find comfort in the brick patterns, love the purple flowers and that old painted arrow on the side of the building...just something so nostalgic about that to me. Gorgeous piece!

Irina said...

Beckie, I am so glad you keep posting. I like this painting of yours, specially with this story around it.

Megha Chhatbar said...

Such a beautiful painting. I am glad to visit you after a long time. Brick pattern is just superb with different shades of brown. Well done!

Sally Evans said...

Wow, your attention to detail plus more! I love the brightness and the flowers look great!

Mary said...

Super job, Beckie; this pastel is captivating! This piece is a perfect example of how the whole can be so much more than the sum of the parts in well-done art work. I just love looking at it!