Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Color Studies

 Landscape Color Study
 Still Life Color Study

Had a great time at Mike Beeman's fun and very informative pastel workshop in Boothbay Harbor, ME this last week end. I particularly enjoyed the color study process on Canson paper. These two are a sample of several studies I did in the workshop. 

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Fall Evening in Acadia

Fall Evening in Acadia
Pastel 9 x 12

I painted this scene of vibrant autumn colors from memory as a reminder of the wonderful time I spent in Acadia National Park during peak fall foliage a couple of years ago. The painting is part of the exhibit "Acadia Cadence", celebrating the park's 100th anniversary, at the Yarmouth Gallery in Yarmouth, Maine. I am looking forward to painting this year's fall colors! 

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Steep Cliff - Acadia


Steep Cliff - Acadia
Pastel 8 x 6

Celebrating the 100th anniversary of Acadia National Park with the artists from the Yarmouth Gallery in Yarmouth, ME. The opening reception for the "Acadia Cadence" exhibit is on September 10th, 4:00-7:00 PM. Will share more information soon.

I hope to see many of you there. It will be a great event!


 

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Blue Dance

Blue Dance
Pastel 12 x 12

My attempt at abstraction in Debora Stewart's wonderful workshop this last week end at the South Shore Art Center in Cohasset. Three days outside of my comfort zone, but I learned a lot and had a lot of fun. Now, how to incorporate some of that abstract magic into my work....

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Summer Evening in Casco Bay

 Casco Bay Summer Evening I
Pastel, 5 x 7 

Casco Bay Summer Evening II
Pastel, 5 x 7 

A couple of evening sky studies from memories of one of last summer's great boat rides in Casco Bay, ME. Looking forward to more evenings on the ocean this summer.

Saturday, May 14, 2016

A Blue Streak

A Blue Streak
Pastel 11 x 14

A smooth sky demo in my class at the Fruitlands Museum this week. I started the process with a watercolor under painting, then blended the pastel pigment with isolation piping before adding the final light layers of color. Thank you Sharron K. for providing the reference photo.

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Heads' Up

Heads' Up
Pastel 8 x 10

I have to admire these daffodils' resilience after mother nature sent another snow storm and cold temperatures our way this week.

PS: Check out my new art web site http://joellefeldman.com/. I appreciate your feedback. Thanks!

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Nestled

Nestled
Pastel 8 x 10

The rocky coast of Maine is an endless source of inspiration. The texture, shapes, colors of the rocks and the wild vegetation that grows in their cracks (asters being my favorite) was the inspiration for "Nestled", a first in my new Rocks of Maine series.

Monday, March 7, 2016

Late Winter at Thomas Point Beach

Late Winter at Thomas Point Beach
Pastel 8 x 10

Before we change our clocks to spring time in a few days,  I am having fun painting some of my last snow scenes of the season with Jacob Aguiar. Check out Jacob's remarkable paintings on his web page.

Sunday, February 28, 2016

Remaining Snow

Remaining Snow
Pastel 10 x 10

Some remaining snow from the last storm. Patches of green are peaking through and it looks like winter is almost over....