This is the last of this series of magnolia blossoms I saw in Florida this spring. My favorite part of this painting is the light violet grey in the shadow of the blooms. I love that color with the intense other colors. It tied the two blossoms together too.
I may go in and work on the long green leaves in the forefront, but I am about done with this.
I am a pastel painter living in Austin, Tx. I graduated from UT with a Fine Art's Degree, majoring in studio art in 1974. I have studied with Bob Rohm, Richard McKinley, Desmond O'Hagan, and Steve Napper.
I've been a member of Austin Visual Arts Assoc., Austin Pastel Society, Portrait Society of America, Pastel Society of America, and International Association of Pastel Societies.
I've taught at the Art School of Austin Museum of Art
Art is a learnable, teachable skill. Most of art making is just doing it, work, and only a tiny part is talent. What a relief for someone like me who never had the courage to really give myself to my process of making art, fearing I didn't have the talent I saw in others. Then I decided to just do it anyway, no matter the outcome. And the biggest success has been that I have not quit. To stop making art is the only failure.