Tag Archives: pastel

Mad Color Gallery: Forcefield of Luminosity

With this painting, I was thinking about how I wanted the flowers to seem luminous… Paintings in my Mad Color Gallery are, ultimately, about relationships that we have with other people and the type of energy we derive from those … Continue reading

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Mad Color Gallery: Heart Runs on Awesome

As I was thinking, I realized that being around art gives me a lot of energy. As a car runs on gas, I run on art. Does art give you energy? 19.5″ x 25.5″ colored pencil pastel on pastel paper … Continue reading

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Sketch Diaries: Crazy Flowers on Deck

All three sketches from Crazy Flowers on Deck are 9″x12″ watercolor, water soluble pastel, watercolor pencil from Rachel Heu’s Sketch Diaries. See more like this sketch by clicking here.

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Making art and searching for beauty

When you look at a beautiful object, you know that it strikes you as visually positive, but you don’t always know why.  It makes the drawing better if I can answer that question– why is the object beautiful to me? … Continue reading

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When It Rains: Green Sunflowers

“In joy or sadness, flowers are our constant friends.” –Kazuko Okakura (I saw a photo of green sunflowers in a book called “Flowers: Chic & Cheap” by Carlos Mota, and I couldn’t wait to try to paint my own version … Continue reading

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Strong Red Sunflowers

Sunflowers are not only beautiful, but they are a strong flower. They will grow under some pretty rigorous circumstances. Sunflowers are determined to bloom– and they will, even if they don’t get very big. (I just read From Sunflowers: The … Continue reading

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35 Words: Consult

 l Iove this word!!! 3″x5″ colored pencil, pastel, marker “Consult not your fears but your hopes and your dreams. Think not about your frustrations, but about your unfulfilled potential. Concern yourself not with what you tried and failed in, but … Continue reading

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