Welcome! This blog began as an assignment in a digital art class. That was in 2008. I decided to keep it going as my art journal. It is fascinating for me to see how a painting develops, so this is where I post my painting progressions and exciting new things I find on creative blogs and websites. I hope you will learn along with me about painting, drawing and all kinds of art.


Jerseys in pastel

Some time ago (1 or 2 years), my folks sent me a birthday card with a photo 
of my favorite cows on it.
Jersey cows!
I knew I wanted to do a painting of Jerseys one day, so I saved the card. 
The day came this past August when I felt like painting a pastel of the cows.

I used blue Canson pastel paper. My easel is tipped forward just a bit to allow the pastel dust to fall straight down and not on the paper.

A portion of the birthday card is at the top right of this photo. There were other cows in the photo and I chose these two sweet bovines.

Tiny thumbnail sketch

 Charcoal sketch set with alcohol (with grid).

Jerseys      9.75 x 10.5 inches    pastel

The photographer who took the photo and made the cards was Darlene Leonard-Maguire. I "found"
her, got in touch and asked if I could post this painting on my blog and she gave me the go-ahead.

Thanks so much Darlene! Best of luck with your photography and your painting.

... and thanks to all of you for checking in to view my art.


Chris Lally said...

You have definitely done these beauties justice!! Great post, Teri.

Teri said...

I am jealous that you live in Jersey (and Holstein) country! Thanks so much for your comment Chris!

heidi said...

I LOVE the jerseys!The humor and attitude is priceless and your interpretation is beautiful. I loved the pic of you 2 on 90th bday. I remember making ice cream in front of that door. And Ramel. Big hug to you guys.

Teri said...

Thanks so much, Heidi! Good to hear from you. We made so much ice cream with that good Jersey milk/cream on the cement there by the door! xo