painting from the heart


Day two of the workshop and I am always happy to see positive results from students. We had great results, a lot of laughs and things learned from everyone. What a way to spend a weekend! Painting with and helping friends develop their own styles and techniques of pastel painting!

I managed to stay on track and get my painting-a-day completed. I think I even sreated some interest in the workshop group to do something like that….maybe not for 100 days or even 30 days, but for a few days. They know, I know and you probably know that by painting every day you enhance your skill level…..

I am going to post the three days of paintings that I just photographed tonight on this blog…best wishes and happy painting to your fellow painters!

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About bonnie griffith

I am a landscape artist who works in pastels, oils and acrylics. My work focuses on representational studies of the western US. I am basically self taught with lots of workshops and studies with several landscape artists such as Bruce Haughey and Clark Elster. I live in southwestern Idaho, am a native Montanan with a strong connection to the land. I spend as much time as I can in MT painting as well other parts of the northwest. I appreciate getting out in the field and working plein air because there is nothing like completing a painting in the true light of day and visually not being compromised by the use of a photo. In my work, my goal is to produce a piece of work that draws the viewer into the painting and challenges them to explore the scene; get a sense of the time of day, the temperature, the light or lack of. If I have gotten that viewer to step out of their reality and into that painting and enjoy it, then my work was accomplished as I wished. View all posts by bonnie griffith

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