Saturday, July 2, 2016

Happy Fourth of July!!


"The SPARKLER by the BONFIRE"
9" x 12"
pastel on pumiced and toned gatorboard

All year long, the seasons approach, the holidays fall right into the 
mix of days. Sometimes I think ahead to DO a painting 
that fits the oncoming holiday - just for 'festivities sake'!

Luck be, this year sitting right on my easel when I returned from
our trip west was a photo of my cousin
long ago at a Fourth of July family reunion.
It was dusk, the bonfire had been lit, the kids were out and about
with sparklers and I caught her enjoying her 'light' there.

It has been one of my favorite photos and I always
knew I would tackle it one day.
I was recently experimenting with black toned pumice
and thought what a great beginning to an already
'dark' event.  

It worked out just the way I wanted it!
Have a Happy and safe FOURTH!!