Monthly Archives: September 2011

Garewa, Papua, New Guinea

Apparently, Michael Rockefeller disappeared here many odd years ago, according to legend, and ISLANDS Magazine. Who wouldn’t want to disappear into these waters, once you see them? Really. This foliage. Well snakes and bugs don’t count in fascination, do they? … Continue reading

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Red Cave Done!

Again I am humbled by even Nature, even rust in the original Red Cave photograph. I can’t compete, but I know I did my best, and I had the fun. That’s what counts, ultimately, sitting here, sipping a bit of … Continue reading

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Red Cave Progress III

I added a pale pink and then a paler peach again, then the pale pink on top of that, blending very lightly. I looked over my left shoulder at the computer monitor, and as closely as I could, mimicked the … Continue reading

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Red Cave Progress II, Peach to Red, Lest …

Adding various shades of burgundy and reds now, then blending … having to remember to stop to record my progress, in my excitement … also having to remember to be somewhat true to this photograph, I mean really, Goth that … Continue reading

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Red Cave Progress I

So here is where I finally was able to put black pastel to paper. I started from the upper right and then down, then worked my way left from there. I filled in with the first layer of soft black … Continue reading

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Industrial Pastel Pull, Mystery Solved?

Very excited about this next piece, based on an industrial photograph of mine, Red Cave, or Philips 1_6: http://www.amyjackson.cc/photographs/PhilipsMetals/Philips1/Philips1_6.html See? How fun is that gonna be to recreate in dreamy pastel, eh? A bit intimidating, even, but I dare not … Continue reading

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Utah Pastel Finished

Here are the details for the finished piece: http://www.amyjackson.cc/paintings/cedarbreakspastel.html Whew! What a relief. I have loved working on this piece but it has been such a struggle to get up to work on it through this abdominal pain. I added … Continue reading

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Health Update

Just a quick note — back from the GI doctor and he isn’t sure what is happening to me either but prescribed two antibiotics and added my pelvis to Monday’s CT scan of my abdomen. It was some dramatic turnaround … Continue reading

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Utah Pastel V, Faith

Making progress! Now just the beautiful pinnacle in the foreground to detail out. I’m excited to finish. I hope you like! I love how easily the pine colors come through with the pastels, which is so difficult with watercolor. Thoroughly … Continue reading

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Utah Pastel IV

I apologize for not having blogged for so many days but I’ve been having some sort of unexplained abdominal pain and it’s been hard to do more than rest. Went to the doctor today and she’s running some tests, to … Continue reading

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