It continues….more little pictures…


I visited with my friend Bambi who is a very creative person and a fine artist, whether she thinks so or not. She graciously offered up her studio for one of my workshops a while ago and we had a fine time painting there. I told her I had gotten 35 of the little works completed and she asked if I had learned anything….???…well yes…and so I told her about the paper and different pastels and my fear that I might run out of ideas before I reached 100. We talked about color a little and how some colors make the distant hills look like mountains in the far distance or some, like these two, appear to be hills just on the other side of that creek which is beyond the trees. Did you know there was a creek there?? We talked a little about her project for her son’s wedding – a “family tree” that all the guests stamp and sign…I hope to see the finished work and will post it if she will let me.
I read more of the articles on Mario’s PastelNews website. Loved the snow scenes he has currently posted. Check it out if you haven’t already.
So with this said, I am not too afraid that I can’t get to finish 100 little paintings…what I am wondering is what and how I am storing them in!
Happy painting!
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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

One response to “It continues….more little pictures…

  • Juz

    Greetings from Cape Town,I stumbled onto your site by chance, and I'm really happy I did. I love your work and think you might even do more than a 100.Thanks for sharing this with us.I will also become your 8th follower.:)Justin

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