Here are the results of my pastel workshop at the York Art Association with Marion Stephenson. I’m very pleased with the results and look forward to doing more works in pastel.
“A Spring Hike Through the Woods”, 16 x 20″, Pastel on Paper, 2021
“Reflections on the Water”, 16 x 20″, Pastel on Paper, 2021
Still waiting for the green colors of spring. The cattails are fluffy and golden against the dark depths of the pond. This acrylic on canvas painting measures 21 x 18″.
Vickie Millard, 2021, “Winter Wind”, 40 x 30″, Acrylic on Canvas
I’ve been looking at trees on my hikes and thinking about the muscular and expressive quality of their limbs, as well as the trees movement or lack of movement.
I don’t know how to feel about this yet. I may just look at it for a while and think about it. Is this scary or hopefull?
I’ve been having fun doing gifts for family. Great gifts for people with new digs.
Every month I attend a group called the 3rd Tuesday Art Group. I and other local artists critique each others work . I find it’s really helpful and I’m so grateful for their critical eye.
I decided after our meeting that I had not yet accomplished the completion of my painting “Mission Accomplished”. I feel satisfied with it now.
I’ve also been working toward doing a painting for 2020. This little painting measuring 8 x 10″ is called “Isolation”.
I revised a painting from one I did earlier this year. That’s what happens when I look at my paintings too long. I start changing them! I think this revision to my painting is clarifying. It shows a mission accomplished; the completion of my thru hike of the Appalachian Trail.
“Mission Accomplished”, 40 x 30″, Acrylic on canvas.
My latest work I call,
My Brother’s Backpack. It is a watercolor, ink and pencil on paper, measuring 24 x 19 inches.