Thursday, May 13, 2010

Back in Touch

Untitled -work in progress
19 x 26
Pastel on Sabortooth pastel paper

I've discovered a new paper I'm thrilled about. To me the texture is something between a sanded paper and a watercolor paper. It's luscious to work with. Light and color show off very well on it. This work is a larger version of one featured on April 19th. Let me know what you think of it so far.

Ok, so my life is moving along. Art classes ended May 3rd and it was a good time to end as the weather was beautiful. So husband and I resumed hiking on trails in the countryside not too far from where we live and in Yosemite on some days instead of walking on the Heron Lake Loop trail all the time. This is so good for the both of us in that we can still do it! It has rekindled our enthusiam for hiking and invigerated us at the same. I'm here to tell you that Yosemite is as beautiful as ever. Snow pack this year is something like double normal and the water flow is amazing. Haven't seen the waterfalls yet this spring but intend to do so soon.  Painting has gone a bit to the wayside and that's ok but I'm working on the completion of today's featured painting plus another small one and I am painting some every day. It feels good to be blogging again. Glad I'm back for today. Now to check out your blogs...........Bye for now. 


  1. Anita, I haven't been over here often enough! I'd forgotten how absolutely luminous your work is!! The light you get is really amazing.
    And, I'm glad I happened upon your blog today when you're enlarging a small study...something I've been working a lot lately.

  2. Karen is right. You have a wonderful way with light, Anita!

  3. Love the light and shadow and your use of greens. I so admire pastel work.