Saturday, December 24, 2016

No Mail Pickup Today


No Mail Pickup Today - Pastel 4.5 x 5.5
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Wishing all my dear friends, students and supporters a wonderful holiday season! I am looking forward to spending more time with you all this coming year. 

This is the last of my miniatures for 2016. Met my goal of 30!

Sunday, December 18, 2016

On a Fall Day

On a Fall Day
Pastel 4.5 x 5.5
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Getting close to finishing my personal challenge of painting 30 miniatures in 2 months and being done by the end of the year. Six more to go. The process just keeps me painting daily and it is great fun! This small piece is from an evening fall day near the Shaker Village in Harvard, MA.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Cottonwoods in Zion 2

Cottonwoods in Zion 2
Pastel 3 x 4 
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 A few weeks ago, I challenged myself to paint 30 miniatures to be executed fast on left over pieces of Wallis paper. I have really enjoyed the process and I have nine more to go before the year is over. This small piece of cottonwoods in fall attire is from my hiking trip in Zion this last October.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving!

Pumpkins for Sale
Pastel 8 x 10

Wishing you all a very Happy Thanksgiving!

Monday, November 21, 2016

Birches in the Light

Birches in the Evening Light
Pastel 4.5" x 5.5"

From a walk through the woods just before dark, which is now around 4:30pm....

Need holiday gifts? Shop for artwork in these three wonderful and fun Art Holiday Shows:

Yarmouth Frame & Gallery,  Yarmouth, ME, Holiday Show. Opening reception Saturday 26 November, 4-7pm. Show dates Nov 26 through January 31.

Concord Center for Visual Arts in Concord MA, Holiday Originals. Reception Thursday 1 December, 6-8pm, show dates December 1 through 20 December.

Fruitlands Museum StoreHarvard MA. Holiday Open House, Saturday 10 December, noon to 5pm.


Friday, November 4, 2016

Aspens in Bryce Canyon

Aspens in Bryce Canyon
Pastel 4.5" x 5.5"
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Just returned from a wonderful hiking trip in Capitol Reef, Bryce and Zion. The canyons were all shades of golds and yellows from the aspens and cottonwoods. A memorable 10 days.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Fall Marsh

Fall Marsh 
Pastel 4 x 6
Available at Yarmouth Frame & Gallery 

 A seasonal New England scene as a demo painting for the Middleton Art Association

Friday, October 14, 2016

Brilliant Statement

Brilliant Statement
Pastel 4 x 6
Available at Yarmouth Frame & Gallery 

Autumn foliage is at peak in Maine and the colors are brilliant. No place like Acadia Nat'l Park for painting inspiration.

Sunday, October 9, 2016

Fall day at Gisland Farm

 False start
Fall Day at Gisland Farm - Pastel 4 x 6
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The before and after of a plein air day at Gisland Farm in Yarmouth, ME. Got most of my pastel bits back...

Monday, October 3, 2016

Bright Red

Bright Red
Pastel 4 x 6
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"Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower". An appropriate quote by Albert Camus this time of year.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Fall Foliage

Fall Foliage - Pastel 4 x 6
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A week into the fall and nature is already showing signs of the new season! A small painting to get me started with a change of color palette.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Color Studies

 Landscape Color Study
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 Still Life Color Study
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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
Available at Yarmouth Gallery

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
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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
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Casco Bay Summer Evening II
Pastel 5 x 7
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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
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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....

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Winter Walk on the Orange Trail

Winter Walk on the Orange Trail
Pastel 8 x 10

Walking down the orange trail at the Fruitlands Museum on a bright winter day.

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Formal Invitation

Formal Invitation
Pastel 6 x 9
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Nothing formal about the upcoming reception for the "Irresistible" show at the Yarmouth Gallery in Yarmouth, Maine on Saturday 13 February from 4 to 7PM.  Just a good time with friends and art lovers. Come and enjoy refreshments and great art from the gallery artists. Hope to see many of you there! The show runs until May in case you miss the reception.


Sunday, January 24, 2016

Winter Day at Thomas Point Beach

Winter Day at Thomas Point Beach
Pastel 8 x 10
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A pristine scene before being disturbed by snow shoes at Thomas Point Beach, Maine.  

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Father & Son

Father & Son
Pastel 9 x 12
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Best means of transportation for a 3 year old...

Friday, January 1, 2016

Happy New Year!

Hats and Bags
Pastel 10 x 10
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Wishing all my wonderful friends, collectors and followers a very happy New Year 2016! Thank you all for your continuous support, comments and encouragement. It would be a lonely journey without you....