Monday, October 26, 2009

Ain't No Mountain High Enough . . . Painting Mt. Rainier with Pastels

Northern Exposure at Mt. Rainier

Ain't no mountain high enough . . . I can hear Dianna Ross belting out one of my favorite Motown songs on my jamtown player. Listening to music helps me paint. What an equation! Photos + Music + Pastel Paints = Landscape Painting of the North Face of Mt. Rainier. What can I say; it works for me. After my friend Anna returned from a vacation in the state of Washington with photos and journaling, I found out I couldn't resist the sights of the Emmons Vista Park Trail and the north face of Mt. Rainier. Having to postpone traveling for awhile due to lack of funds, I decided to live vicariously through Anna's travels and soak up the northwestern outdoor beauty through her. By the way, thanks, my friend!! I enjoyed painting this vista by underpainting with hard pastels first. Next, I started with the middle ground and then worked on the foreground, and saved the sky for last. I used a combination of my hard, medium, and soft pastels for the last layer while working on the design, shapes, and details of my composition. I created my painting on 12x16 sanded paper. I plan to mat and frame it with either a 14x18 or 16x20 frame.

If you are interested in purchasing this painting, please either e-mail or phone me for more details. E-mail: or phone-- 210-522-0706. Happy Trails!!! --Cindy

Saturday, October 10, 2009

You're Invited to San Antonio's ARTASTIC!

***** Falling for ART could be the Perfect Answer!!!! *******
Keep Sunday, October 18th OPEN!
To Attend
A Fine Arts Festival
Presented by
Temple Beth-El Sisterhood
Sunday, October 18, 2009, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Temple Beth-el
211 Belknap Place
San Antonio
...featuring over 30 artists,
live music,
wine tasting, food and chocolate, too...
Hope you can join me. I'll be located in booth #25 with my ART. I'll have all sizes of original paintings, matted prints, and cards too.
See you soon, Cindy

Monday, October 5, 2009

Art for Sale this Saturday, October 10th

Art for Sale!!!
Shopaholics unite! Braun Station West's Garage Sale is this Saturday, October 10th, from 9:00 till 5:00.
If you're looking for something different, like something new, new ART, come by my place. I'll be selling my original art via the BSW Garage Sale in matted prints, framed prints, and art cards in my backyard by the alley. My address is 8603 Waldon Heights. Look for a gray brick house at the corner of Queen Hts. and Waldon Hts. If you're coming down Tezel from the clubhouse, turn right onto London Hts. and then take the 2nd left onto Waldon. I'm at the end of the street on the left-hand side. I'll also have some neighborhood sale signs to guide you.
Plus, if you mention this e-mail, I'll give you a free Art Card! (Your Choice!) Hope to see you this Saturday. Come check out my Art for Sale!