"Koi and Lily Pond", 18 x 24, pastel on Canson Mi-Tientes paper.
Hubby Bruce and I have just returned from a brief (4 day) but sweet vacation in Lake Tahoe, California, one of my favorite places. Going through the mail, the Blick Studio Holiday catalogue caught my eye. thumbing through it I came to page 63 to find a painting of mine featured on the page. It was a nice welcome home piece of mail to receive. Once again I am honored that the Canson company and Dick Blick have chosen one of my paintings to represent them. I have used Canson Mi-Tientes paper ever since I started painting with pastels sometime in the mid nineties. This was well before so many different kinds of pastel papers came on the market. I still use it today because it is a strong paper that stands up well to my style of painting. I know this sounds like an endorsement and I guess it is in a way but no one paid me to do this and I am truly thank full that Canson continues to manufacture this paper. Here's a couple more paintings done on Mi-Tientes paper.
"Mardi Gras", 15 x 19, pastel on Canson Mi-Tientes board.
"Yosemite Valley Morning Mist", 8 x 10, pastel on Canson Mi-Tientes paper.
Okay so I'm, back from vacation. The first few days are usually a downer for me but not so much this time.... now.. ugh... on to doing laundry.