Friday, July 31, 2020

First Crop



First Crop - Pastel 12 x 12

It is really satisfying to watch your vegetables grow. This is the first batch of tomatoes ready to pick. They were planted in pots before our enclosed garden got built. 



Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Done for the Day

Done for the Day - Pastel 8 x 10

I have always enjoyed gardening, mostly tending to flowers. This year, we are growing vegetables and it has turned into a real job. Boots and weeding tools are always at the ready...

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

A Gardener's Bouquet

A Gardener's Bouquet - Pastel 10 x 10

These boots are not meant for walkin...I had fun with this little vase bought years ago in a garden shop in Maine. The perfect vessel for some garden flowers. Available


Saturday, June 20, 2020

Complimentary Beauties

Complimentary Beauties - Pastel 9 x 12

I started this painting en plein air until the relentless bugs got the better of me. I took several pictures before being eaten alive and finished it in the studio while looking at the irises from a distance.

Sunday, June 14, 2020

Shakermill Pond

Shakermill Pond - Pastel 9 x 12

A favorite spot to watch birds and beavers activity.

Saturday, May 23, 2020

Marsh After the Rain

Marsh After the Rain - Pastel 6 x 9

This was done as an online demonstration for a student new to pastels. We explored it step by step: wet underpainting, layering, adjusting and correcting. It may still benefit from a couple of small adjustments... or not.


Monday, May 11, 2020

Reaching Out

Reaching Out - Pastel 8 x 8

When in need of color, there is nothing like the poppies of Provence to cheer you up. I will miss them this year. 

This is my 4th painting for sale for $200 under the #artistsupportpledge initiative. As I get closer to my goal of selling 5 paintings, I pledge to purchase another artist's work. Please message or email me if you are interested, or reach out and share with your friends. Stay safe!

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Super Bloom


Super Bloom - Joshua Tree Nt'l Park - Pastel 8 x 10

Remembering that this time last year, I was lucky to enjoy a spectacular super bloom in Joshua Tree National Park.

This is my 3rd painting for the #artistsupportpledge initiated by Matthew Burrows. I am offering a piece of artwork for $200 +shipping until I reach a $1,000 to purchase another artist's work.See details on Instagram #artistsupportpledge on my page https://www.instagram.com/joellemffeldman/. Email me or message me if interested.

Saturday, May 2, 2020

Forsythia Jungle

Forsythia Jungle - Pastel 8 x 10 - Sold
Forsythia comes in many shapes, sometimes trimmed in square, round or cone shapes but I like it best wild and unruly like this cluster I walked by a few days ago.
This painting sold through the #artistsupportpledge. When I reach $1000.00 in sales, I pledge to purchase another artist's work.

Monday, April 27, 2020

Spring Row on Still River Road

Spring Row - Pastel 6 x 9 - Sold

It has been a cold April but the forsythia is cheering up our neighborhood. I caught this row of spring yellow with the Watchusett mountain in the distance on the only sunny day this week.

I have joined the emerging artist pledge initiated by Matthew Burrows to support one another during the health crisis by buying each other's work. See details on Instagram #artistsupportpledge on my page https://www.instagram.com/joellemffeldman/

I pledge to offer a piece of new artwork for $200 +shipping in the next few weeks until I reach a $1,000 to purchase another artist's work.  It is a great way to support working artists who, with many others, have been hit hard financially by this crisis. Spring Row is my first painting for this initiative. Email me or message me if interested.