Thursday, March 31, 2011

Joan Raset

Name: Joan Raset
URL: http://www.joanrasetpastel.com/
Bio: Spanish artist Joan Raset was born in 1938 in Barcelona. Raset was trained, and worked in technical architecture, but abandoned it in the 1970s for fine art. He started attending the Cercle Artistic de Sant Lluc and later the Cercle Real in Barcelona. He was initially attracted to abstract painting, and also created signs for discothèques and nightclubs in trendy cities along the costa. But he also spent time on pastel portraiture and more figurative work, to which he attributes his eventual artistic development.
Already his pastel work was distinctive and it resulted in a publishing contract with Editorial Parragón. El Desnudo femenino al Pastel (The female Nude in Pastel) was one of his most popular works. At the end of the 1980s Raset launched into oil paintings, practically with the same concept and graphics as his pastel paintings. In 1992 he met Sam Benady,  art dealer and gallery owner, at the Miami Art Fair Art-Miami, and they began a business relationship and a friendship which has continued up to today. Raset continues to paint in his garden, and home studio, next to the Mediterranean in Sant Feliu de Guíxols, Girona.
Medium: Pastel; oil; drawings.
Subjects: Figurative
Style: Post-impressionist or expressionist. Think of a post-modern Toulouse-Lautrec. (Merci M. Lautrec pour toutes vos folies – et merci M. Testarode pour les paroles.)
Navigation: This website is in Spanish. It is effectively a blog, but features a number of valuable paintings without too much inconsequential chat.
Gallery: Still Life; Figurative.
Image View: The paintings appear on the blog page and can be clicked on to enlarge, and downloaded. El vestido verde is 65 x 50 cm; 1302 x 993, 143 KB.
Demo/Ebay/Flickr: No.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Summer Exhibitions, French Pastel Society, Société des Pastellistes de France

For those of you who might be in France during the summer, please take note of the dates and locations of the summer exhibitions of the French Pastel Society. I promise that it will be a highlight of your trip.
Expositions tout à fait incontournables de la Société des Pastellistes de France:


Monday, March 28, 2011

Abel Marquez

Name: Abel Marquez
URL: http://www.abelmarquez.com.ar/
Bio: This morning the lastest edition of the Pastel Journal dropped through the letter-box; this is one of the highlights of the year, as it is the issue with the Pastel 100 award winners. No one can accuse the Pastel Journal of dishing up the usual suspects – there is always something new, someone new. Last year I was very happy to discover the landscapes of Turkish artist Javed Soleimanpour. This year the still lifes of Argentina-born Abel Marquez are a real find.
Abel Marquez was born in Trelew, Patagonia. He left his first choice, medicine, to enrol in in the School of Art, University of Cordoba in 1986, and graduated with a Bachelor in Fine Arts in 1990. He took up pastel when he moved to the USA, basing himself in Miami, painting professionally in the medium from 2005, and immediately beginning to amass awards, culminating in the Ruth Richeson/Unison Pastel award in the current Pastel 100.
Medium: Pastel; oil; charcoal; watercolour.
Subjects: Landscape; Figurative
Style: Realistic.
Navigation: This website is in English and in Spanish.
Gallery: Still Life; Figurative.
Image View: The galleries consist of thumbnails one views by running the mouse over the numbers at the base of the viewer. Information on the chosen thumbnail (title, medium,dimension) is displayed to one side. Click on the appropriate number to see the enlarged image; you can then use a “zoom” feature to focus on the detail of any portion of the image if you so wish. The image viewer is Adobe Flash player, hence download is not possible as such. The Guardian is 8 x 11.5 ins.
Blog/Demo/Ebay/Flickr: No.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Tom Sierak

Name: Tom Sierak
URL: http://www.tomsierak.com/
Bio:  A native of Newburyport, Massachusetts, Tom Sierak graduated from the Vesper George Art School in Boston, Massachusetts, where he came to greatly admire artists such as Ingres, Vermeer, Rockwell, and others while perfecting his drawing skills and absorbing the knowledge and experience of many of the accomplished artists/instructors with whom he studied, among them Robert Douglass Hunter, Paul Rahilly and Charles Cooper.
After trying his hand at a few commercial art jobs, Sierak found that his real artistic desire existed in drawing and painting people. He concentrated on portraiture to make a living and also discovered his abilities as a musician, another of the arts that he loved. Choosing to pursue both avenues, he primarily performed as a musician for the better part of 10 years, while occasionally painting and drawing. Now painting full time, his paintings are in numerous private collections throughout North America. He has been commissioned by notable organizations such as the Make-a-Wish Foundation, Reminisce Magazine, and numerous corporations. He has been the featured cover artist in The Artist's Magazine and had many works published in Ideals magazine. His work has been published worldwide on catalogue and book covers, wall prints, puzzles, and calendars.
Medium: Pastel
Subjects: Figurative; Landscape.
Style: Realistic, deliberately sentimental. “Painting tomorrow’s memories today”... is how Tom Sierak likes to describe his paintings. He says, “People often talk about the “good ol’ days”, and how nice it would be to return to them. I think the times we are living now are tomorrow’s good ol’ days. Places and things may change around us, but that special bond that exists between children, parents, and grandparents and even pets, never does. I try to convey a message of warmth and emotion, and hope these late 20th century portraits of American life eventually become viewer's window to the past.”
Navigation: Easy to navigate, commercially-oriented site.
Gallery: Original Paintings: Children; Family; Romantic; Reminisce.
Image View: The galleries consist of thumbnails that on click enlarge with full information in a new window. Download is permitted. The Duet is 26 x 35 ins, 468 x 344, 66KB.
Blog/Demo/Ebay/Flickr: No.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Susan Roden

Name: Susan E. Roden
URL: http://susaneroden.com/
Bio: Susan Roden’s journey to create has been long and interrupted. In 1970 Susan had to abandon her art education in Cleveland, Ohio and had to wait nineteen years until she was afforded an opportunity in 1989 to take up where she left off. With a degree in visual communications from Houston Institute of Art, Susan worked as an editorial graphic artist in Texas and New Mexico. Simultaneously she established a studio for fine art and explored pastel techniques. She entered her paintings in national juried shows to validate her credibility after such a lengthy hiatus. With a move in 1998 to San Diego, California, where she still lives, Susan devoted herself exclusively to fine art.
Success has crowned Susan’s determination. She has participated in over 100 juried and invitational shows and won numerous awards, including the Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club's Medal of Honor in 1994 and a Merit Award at the Pastel Journal's Third Annual Pastel 100 in 2002 - the same year her work was featured on the cover of Pastel Artist International Magazine with an accompanying article on her technique.
Susan is a member of the California Art Club and the Pastel Society of New Mexico with juried membership into Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club, New York, and the San Diego Museum of Art Artists Guild, San Diego, CA.
Medium: Pastel, Gold leaf;
Subjects: Landscape, Figurative, Still Life. Susan likes to add drama or symbolism to her compositiona. She may do this by an unusual or close-up aspect, complementary colours or accents, variations on a theme, high contrast or saturation, or varying the pastel application.
Style: Impressionistic.
Navigation: Main menu remains available on side.
Gallery: Still Life; Seascapes; Landscapes; Figurative.
Image View: The galleries consist of pages thumbnails - click on image (or on the legend below) to enlarge; download is not blocked. Enlarged images contain information on size and medium. Catalina is 14 x 10 ins, 500 x 327, 35.4 KB.
Blog: http://susanroden.blogspot.com/
Demo/Ebay/Flickr: No.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Juan Cristobal






Name: Juan Cristobal, PSEC, IAF
URL: http://www.cristobal.ca/index.html
Bio: Juan Cristobal Pinochet Araya was born in Linares, Chile in 1960.
His mother was Silvia Araya, painter, his father Jorge Pinochet, accountant, art critic and art dealer. Settled in Quebec since 1977, he has made a career as an artist and teacher. He did his classical studies at the Petit Séminaire, Quebec and the University of Ottawa. He was interested in painting from an early age, a fixture at his mother’s art academy. He was a regular at the Portrait Artists of Old Quebec over ten summers, turning out portraits in pastel each summer, with regular life sessions.
In 1990 he moved to Montreal and in 1994 to Boucherville, on the south bank of Montreal, to found the Silvia Araya Painting and Drawing Academy. He continued his studies on composition, and took the opportunity to participate in master classes with David Leffel.
In December 2003 he was chosen as the guest of honor at the International Exhibition Art du Pastel en France, when he was bestowed with the Gold Medal of the City of Yvetôt, France. He has received the Certificate of Merit of the House of Commons of the Parliament Federal Ottawa. He has been eight times awards recipient from Pastel Society of Eastern Canada. 
Juan Cristobal is a signatory member of the Institute of Figurative Arts (IAF) and Master Pastellist, the Pastel Society of Eastern Canada (PSEC); he is currently director of the Academies Cristobal colleges of art in Boucherville, Quebec City, and Charlevoix.
Medium: Pastel, Oil.
Subjects: Landscape, Figurative, Still Life.
Style: Representational.
Navigation: The site is bi-lingual, in French and in English. Navigation is clear enough, except the galleries are to be found under the main links: Biography, and Works Available. The site does not seem to have been updated since 2008, based on internal evidence.
Gallery: Private Collections; Subgalleries (all works in oil, except for the Pastels subgallery): Landscapes; Scenes of Life; Cityscapes; Still Life; Portraits; Contemporary; Pastels (12 paintings).
Works available: Subgalleries (all works in oil, except for the Pastels subgallery): Small Sizes; Medium Sizes; Large Sizes; Pastels (12 more paintings); Recent Works; Contempory Art (no content)
Image View: The galleries consist of thumbnails labelled with title, size and medium. Click to enlarge in a pop-up; download is not blocked. I am featuring two paintings because M. Cristobal has painted the same scene in pastel and in oil, so it is nice to be able to make a comparison of treatment and technique. The pastel painting is 18 x 24 ins, that in oil is slightly smaller at 16 x 20 ins. Can you tell which is which?
Demo/Blog/Ebay/Flickr: No.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

James Few

Name: James Few, PSA, KA.
URL: http://jimfew.home.mchsi.com/page2.htm
Bio: For a man with so many strings to his bow, James Few does not seem to have been named appropriately. James was born in South Carolina, and lives on the Florida gulf coast. James is a renaissance man, the real deal - he is not only an artist, he is a former USAF fighter pilot, a civilian flight instructor, a decorated Vietnam veteran, and an electrical engineer, with an MBA from the University of Chicago; he was also the principal oboist of the Northwest Florida Symphony Orchestra.
His paintings have been exhibited and winning awards in national juried shows every year since 1988. Jim has taken workshops Marilyn Simpson, Albert Handell, and with the late Ben Konis.
National juried exhibits include group shows in New York City, Washington DC, Chicago, Dallas, New Orleans, Sacramento, Oakland, San Diego, Wichita KS, Scottsdale AZ, Sedona AZ, Milwaukee WI, Pensacola, FL and Charlotte NC.
Listed in Who's Who in American Art, Who's Who in the South and Southwest, he is a signature member of the Pastel Society of America, The Knickerbocker Artists-USA, the Degas Pastel Society and the American Artist's Professional League. He is also a contributing artist in the US Air Force Art Program, and a founding member of the Pastel Society of North Florida.
Jim writes: "At the age of 80, I suppose you might say I am in my lazy period, though I still do a little plein air pastel sketching at an Elderhostel w/s in the Colorado Rockies and have done so every fall for the past 7-8 years."
Jim – may you never run out of puff!
Medium: Pastel, Acrylic.
Subjects: Landscape, Figurative, Aviation.
Style: Realistic.
Navigation: This is an old website – possibly the first one developed by a pastel artist, and online since 1996. It was handcoded by James in basic HTML, and hasn’t changed much since. A a slice of web history it should be maintained just as it is – it is perfectly navigable and the links are always available and logical in their import.
Gallery: Gallery I, Gallery II, Gallery III,
Image View: The galleries consist of thumbnails with commentary. Click to enlarge in a new page; you can go back, or proceed to “Next Painting” - a new page again. Download is not blocked, although the images are not particularly hi-res, they are perfectly readable, and enjoyable! I am featuring two paintings by James.  The Pub has never been rejected by a jury. It has been one of James' most sucessful paintings: As a Knickerbocker Signature Artist, James is one of only 300 living artists that have been selected to use "KA" behind a signature on a piece of art.
And as I have never yet come across a pastel artist with such a distinguished flying record, I am posting one of Jim’s aviation paintings – they don’t get more authentic than On top of the Storm.
Demo: Yes, three.
Blog/Ebay/Flickr: No.

Lyndelle Stonick

Name: Lyndelle Stonik
URL: http://www.lyndelle.com/site_1/Home.html
Bio: Armed with an honors BFA from CSUF (California State University Fullerton), Lyndelle Stonik moved to Germany in 1982 where she became a member of the Kunstlerverein, was published in the Schloss Exhibition, and had a solo exhibition in the Condor-Prell Gallery, Cologne. Returning to the USA in 1988, Lyndelle was accepted into the Festival of Arts in Laguna Beach where she exhibited consistently over seven years. Her expertise is often requested for lectures, demonstrations and judging art shows. Lyndelle has exhibited nationally as well as internationally in prominent galleries and museums, in solo and group shows, as well as frequently placing “First” and “Best of Show” awards, including Best of Show at USPA’s Second Annual Juried Show and First place in the San Clemente Juried Plein Air Competition. Her work is in public and private collections around the globe.
Lyndelle Stonick is also recognized for her teaching ability. She has been an Art instructor for Saddleback College, Mission Viejo, since 1995, where she teaches drawing and painting. She is also an artist representative for Chroma, Richeson, and Maimeri. She has been an exhibiting member of Laguna Plein Air Painters Association, Southern California Plein Air Painters Association, and Southern California Artists Association. In 2006 she founded, along with Evgenia Gennaria, the United Society of Pastel Artists (USPA) and was its first president.
Stonick's work has been featured in books and in magazines such as Southwest Art and The Pastel Journal.
Medium: acrylics, pastels, oils, watercolors. Lyndelle has also made and sold a line of silver and gold jewelry, exhibiting at the Bowers Museum Store, Santa Ana, Ca.
Subjects: Landscape, Still Life.
Style: Impressionistic.
Navigation: While the main menu remains available at the side, the links don’t always work, depending on what page you might be on; the slideshow options do not seem to work consistently either - “back to album” seems mute, for instance. However, there is much to explore and enjoy on this website.
Gallery: Pastels; Landscapes; Still Life; Recent Work; Watercolors.
Image View: Galleries of thumbnails that give title and dimension, and medium where relevant, of original. Click to enlarge in a slideshow viewer. Click on image to move on, - selecting from thumbnails overhead does not seem to work. Right click is not possible in this format, but there is a download button! Afternoon social in Pink is 11 x 14 ins, 700 x 526, 115 KB.
Demo/Blog/Ebay/Flickr: No

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

In Memoriam Richard Pionk 1936-2007

Since my previous post on Elsie Popkin, I realised that I had not yet posted on Richard Pionk, whose serene classical style has a timeless quality, its roots in a tradition going back to Chardin, Vollon, and Fantin-Latour - artists whose works Pionk spent hours on end studying, in museums from Brooklyn to Paris.


Richard C. Pionk was born in Moose Lake, Minnesota in 1936. He received his formal training at the Art Student’s League in New York City, where he became Instructor of Painting. The list of his students is a veritable “who’s who” of American art. He was the longest running President of The Salmagundi Club and he also served on the boards of many art organizations. Before moving to New York, he studied in a Franciscan monastery in St. Joseph, Missouri and also served in the United States Navy.
Richard Pionk was well known for his oils, pastels, and watercolors. He won more than 100 awards from the Pastel Society of America, Audubon Artists, Hudson Valley Art Association, Allied Artists, Knickerbocker Artists, National Arts Club, Salmagundi Club, Wall Street Art Association, American Artists Professional League, and the Ridgewood, New Jersey Art Institute.
In 1984, he was named Master Pastellist by the Pastel Society of America for Exceptional Merit and, in 1997, was inducted into the Pastel Hall of Fame.


Pionk said of his painting:
"I prefer to work exclusively in my studio where I am able to set up the subject and work directly from life, which gives me maximum control of the choice of objects, placement and lighting. I choose my studio because of the north window, which provides a source of unchangeable light. The lower part of the window is blocked out so as to give the light a downward direction as if it were coming from a skylight. In chiaroscuro painting, the eye follows the light, going from one section to another, and the shadows structure the painting. I usually let the light come in from the left to the focal point. The background is dark and the light on objects gradually gets brighter as it moves to the right."


Richard Pionk's memorial tribute website is found at www.richardpionk.org

In Memoriam Elsie Dinsmore Popkin 1937-2005

Last evening I was browsing through some of my favourite books on pastel, and as I turned the pages of Carole Katchen’s Creative Painting with Pastel, I began to wonder what had become of the artists featured therein. I knew that Edith Neff had passed away, and Richard Pionk – what of the others? When I looked them up, I found to my dismay that Elsie Popkin had passed away in 2005 at the too early age of 67. So this is a belated tribute to a unique artist. Her gay, colourful paintings are full of joy and life, and they are unmistakeably hers.


Elsie Dinsmore Popkin, a graduate of Architecture, Art and Planning, received her B.F.A. in painting from Cornell University in 1958. In 1975 she became the first Artist-in-Residence at Reynolda House Museum of American Art, in Winston-Salem, NC, and was named Winston-Salem Artist of the Year in 1989. In June 2002 she was an Artist-in-Residence at Crater Lake National Park, as part of the Park’s centennial celebration.
Elsie Popkin was a pastel artist who created lush, vivid landscapes, although her early work was devoted to the depiction of the figure, mainly female nudes. Artist Amy Funderbuck once wrote in Domicile Magazine that "Popkin was probably the most prolific artist since Van Gogh." She painted numerous landscapes of North Carolina and painted on location in New York, Japan and Taiwan.
Elsie worked in pastels from her teens. She turned from figure to landscape, to paint en plein air the intensity of color and light of garden and landscape. Each summer she returned to the Isles of Shoals, off the coast of Maine, to teach a pastel workshop and to pay homage to Childe Hassam by painting Celia Thaxter's garden and the rocky shores of Appledore Island.
Popkin's pastel paintings are in many public and private collections and have been featured in numerous art books, including Creative Painting with Pastel, Pastel Solutions, and Collin's Artist's Manual.


Visit her website while it remains online. Her paintings are her memorial.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Teri Gortmaker

Name: Teri Gortmaker PSA
Bio:  A native of Texas, Teri Gortmaker moved to Colorado in 1967 to attend university,  receiving her BA in 1970.  Teri married in 1971 and when her youngest daughter started school she worked her way through Betty Edwards Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain (like a lot of us – what a seminal book!) She loved the process so much she has been drawing and painting ever since.  
Teri has been a signature member of the Pastel Society of America since 1993, a signature member of Plein Air Artists of Colorado, and is a member of  the American Impressionists Society, Pastel Society of Colorado, Women Artists of the West and Oil Painters Of America. Teri has won numerous awards and has been juried into the exhibitions of Salmagundi Artists, Knickerbocker Artists, International Association of Pastel Artists, and Scottsdale Artists School "Best and Brightest".  In January 2011 she was one of a talented quartet of  artists  featured in the Pastel Journal's "Painting the American Landscape”.
Teri Gortmaker lives in Boulder, Colorado.
Medium: Pastel, oil.
Subjects: Landscape, Figurative.
Style: Impressionistic.
Navigation: This is a FineArtStudioOnline website.
Gallery: Landscapes; Plein Air; Figures; Limited Edition Prints.
Image View: The gallery opens to thumbnails that display information when you rest the cursor. Click to enlarge. Click again to zoom. Download is allowed.  End of the Road  is 16 x 20 ins, 550 x 435, 271 KB.
Facebook/Blog/Demo/Ebay/Flickr: No.

Jennifer Hoffman

Name: Jennifer L. Hoffman PSA
URL: http://www.jlhoffmanfineart.com/
Bio: Jennifer L. Hoffman was born and raised in the rural Pennsylvania Dutch community of Ephrata. In 1992, she graduated from the University of Delaware with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Printmaking and Painting. In 1996, she moved to Jackson Hole, Wyoming to pursue an interest in landscape painting and coincidentally got a job as studio assistant with the landscape artist, Scott Christensen.
Jennifer L. Hoffman has participated in many regional and national exhibitions since 2000. She is a participant in the National Museum of Wildlife Art's annual Western Visions show, and has been included in the Oil Painters of America's National Juried Exhibition of Traditional Oils as well as their Western Regional Exhibition; Reflections in Pastel, a national juried exhibition in Little Rock, AR; and the Rocky Mountain Plein Air Painter's National Exhibitions, among others. Recent awards include an Award of Excellence at the Rocky Mountain Plein Air Painter's 2010 National Show (Crested Butte, CO), Best of Show at the First Annual Autumn Arts Painting Challenge (New Hope, PA), an Award of Merit at the RMPAP 2008 National Exhibition (Winter Park, CO), and 3rd Place in Landscape in the 9th Annual Pastel 100, sponsored by the Pastel Journal. Hoffman is a signature member of the Pastel Society of America, and also holds memberships in the Rocky Mountain Plein Air Painters, the Oil Painters of America, and the American Impressionist Society.
Her work has been featured in numerous publications, including the Pastel Journal, April 2008 and April 2010.
She is a participant in the National Museum of Wildlife Art's annual Western Visions show. As an art instructor, she was 2005 Visiting Artist, Grand Teton Association's Artists in the Environment Program; 2008 Guest Artist, National Museum of Wildlife Art Paintbox Society Event; 2009 Visiting Artist, Grand Teton Association's Artists in the Environment Program, and 2010 Instructor, Plein Air Painting in Pastel, Workshop through the Art Association, Jackson, Wyoming.
Hoffman is a partner at Trio Fine Art in Jackson, Wyoming.
Medium: Oil, pastel, graphite, charcoal, and conté.
Subjects: Landscape
Publications: Apart from featuring in numerous magazines, Jennifer has published a book through the web publisher Blurb. Available at a modest price through her site – check it out. I have used Blurb myself to publish an illustrated diary of 5 years in France and the quality of the production is second to none.
Style: Jennifer’s painting are a distillation of her plein air work, often painted years afterwards, perhaps best summed-up by Wordworth’s definition of poetry: “Emotion recollected in tranquillity.”
Navigation: Beautiful modern design using tabbed drop-down menus on top and links to Shopping Cart, Facebook and Twitter at bottom.
Gallery: Portfolios: Pastels; Oils; Drawings; Archive. Also note Resonance Online Exhibit.
Image View: The gallery opens to thumbnails on the right of the page and an image viewer to the left. Clicking on a thumbnail opens it in a slideshow – there is a zoom function as well that allows you to drag the image if it’s bigger than the window. Right click is disabled. The pastels are labelled with information on dimension and support- the Online Exhibit can leave you guessing. There are still a few glitches on this part of the site, but it’s brand new and I’m certain it will be ironed out tout de suite. Shady Grove is 4 x 6 ins.
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Jennifer-L-Hoffman/58951892109
Blog: Yes – see the website
Demo/Ebay/Flickr: No.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Kathy Steckel

Name: Kathy Steckel
Bio:  Kathy Steckel has been a successful artist since 1980, when she moved to Alaska to start her own glass studio after an apprenticeship in stained glass. She designed and completed three Public Art projects, as well as many glass commissions for religious buildings and private homes. She moved to Sweden for a year of glass study in the small village of Transjo, in the heart of the Glass Kingdom. 
On her return from Sweden, Kathy and partner Rick began designing and blowing glass for their own studio, K Dahl Glass in Crawford Colorado. Kathy opened an art school in 2001 to teach realistic drawing skills to children 4 years old and up. The couple sold the hot glass studio and the art school in 2006 in pursuit of a life less complicted. Kathy has continued her studies  in oil and pastel with Ramon Kelley and with Jeanne MacKenzie. Her current work’s focus in art glass is combining metal leaf and glass frit to create kiln-fired panels of impressionistic images with a lovely simplicity. In the field of fine art her goal is much the same, to create beauty in atmosphere and color, giving the viewer just enough information about the subject to read it as complete.
Kathy has been winning awards for her work since at least 1999. Recent awards include the Mile High International 2010, (Pastel Society of Colorado), the 2010 Pastel 100 Competition, 2nd Place Still Life, (Pastel Journal, April 2010), and Best of Show and 1st place, Black Canyon Art Exhibit, 2010. 
Medium: Pastel, oil, kiln-formed glass.
Subjects: Plein Air Landscape, Still Life.
Style: Impressionistic.
Navigation: Clean design using drop-down menus and mouse-overs makes navigation simple and intuitive.
Gallery: Portfolios: Glass Paintings; Cast Glass; Lighting; Fine Art; Architectural Art Glass.
Image View: The paintings gallery opens to thumbnails on the left of the page and an image viewer to the right. Clicking on a thumbnail opens it in the viewer – holding the cursor over the enlargement gives title and medium, with a link to further information if desired. Right click is disabled. Chance Encounter is 16 x 20 ins.
Facebook/Demo/Blog/Ebay/Flickr: No.

Lucille Carter

Name: Lucille Cole Carter PSA, ACA, PSSW
URL: http://lucillecarter.com/
Bio: New Yorker Lucille Cole Carter worked initially as a successful fashion and furniture illustrator before dedicating herself to fine art. As a result she is recognized regionally and nationally in the United States for her vivid oil, pastel and acrylic paintings.
Lucille is an associate member of Oil Painters of America and the Portrait Society of America. She is an award-winning, signature member of Associated Creative Artists, a signature member of the Pastel Society of the Southwest, and a signature member of the Pastel Society of America.
Her work is included in many important collections in the United States, Canada and Mexico. She is represented by The Artists' Showplace Gallery in Dallas, Texas, of which she is a partner, Carson Art, Dallas, and Art Encounter, Las Vegas, Nevada. Lucille lives and has her studio in Dallas.
Lucille clearly has a sense of humour: "I paint because I am a “control freak”! No, seriously… What else is there in our lives that provides greater freedom to create our own reality and share that reality with others?"
Medium: Pastel, oil, acrylic.
Subjects: Landscape, Still Life, Figurative.
Style: Representational.
Navigation: This is a FineArtStudioOnline website.
Gallery: Landscapes ; Still Life and Florals; Figures and Portraits.
Image View: Each gallery opens to thumbnails that are labelled with medium and dimension. Click to view chosen image. Click again to enlarge. Download is possible. Strawberries, Crystal and Peonies is 18 x 27 ins, 500 x 341, 112 KB.
Facebook/Demo/Blog/Ebay/Flickr: No.