This is Mary Beth and what a great model she was! I didn't get it finished in the time that I had but I do like it sort of in this unfinished stage. Or truth be known I really didn't want to finish it from the photos that I took for fear I'd tighten up. This was done in a workshop and actually set her up outdoors.
I wanted fast results and a more painterly look. This was done with a conte pastel pencil, my fingers, paper towel, and eraser. Now all that said, I got into too much detail - lost that loose and lost edge work I invisioned. I was working so hard to get the likeness that I lost the overall feeling of what I had in mind. But I am pretty happy with it and think I'll give it another go!
Keeping my two beautiful grandbabies for a couple of days so probably won't get a chance to paint or post anything the next few days. So thought I'd post this 24X36 I did from Ouray, CO a while back. I don't usually paint this large so this was a challenge for me but was pretty happy with the results.
This is my first relief - always wanted to design and make a set of plates and platters, so through my friend Suzann she taught and walked me thru the process - I wished I had spent more time on the figure (not sure that it reads well in this photograph) and then the glazes-you never know what you're gonna get - wanted more of the golden glaze to bleed out more so didn't really get what I was shooting for. This was really hard but alot of fun at the same time. Believe I'll give this another shot!
This is an 8X10 pastel done on sanded paper from a larger painting. One of the things that I learned from working in pastels is that it taught me alot about color. I'm pretty pleased with it and may use it as a study for a larger oil painting.
Thought I'd introduce you all to another love of mine. These were done awhile back in a workshop. We worked from life. I've always wanted to sculpt with the thought it would help me in my drawing and painting of portraits and the figure. I'm working on a piece right now of just the torso. These are done in water base clay - I've had some wonderful help from a very close and dear friend and WONDERFUL artist Suzann Crommer - check out her blog. She's the best!
Okay here's something from the world's worst blogger - hope you all will stay with me. This is a still life I did as a demo.(A while back) I think it turned out pretty well considering the pressure of just a few hours to try and pull a painting off. I think there's more I could do but pretty happy with it as is - which really means I'm afraid to go back into it for fear of it going south on me.
Was out in East Texas delivering some Family Photos and tried to get some painting in but only had time to get in some drawings. This is Jack - great model. Have also done a pastel of him and will try and post that later.
Soooooo far behind on posting - have been really busy with photography and haven't had time to pick up a brush. Finding it really hard to balance my time between the painting and photography. This was done awhile ago and one of my favorite still lifes.
This is a painting I did a week after I had taken a workshop with Joseph Zbukvic. I walked out of this bar and grill and looked up the street and saw this wonderful light just at the end of the day. Got some great photo's and painted this a week later.
I've been so busy lately with other stuff going on I haven't (or haven't made time) to post anything new going on. I did get to East Texas last week and had time to do this little sketch. Plan to do more of this - fun little piece!
I am a natural light photographer specializing in babies, children and families, and I prefer the personal environment of on-location portraiture.
I have a background in the fine arts, having studied oil painting so strive to bring an artistic eye into my portrait work.
My goal is to create beautiful portraits in a comfortable relaxed setting and to make your session FUN! There is nothing more important than capturing your little ones and their early years. Their faces, their expressions, their little hands, and their habits constantly change.
A portrait of your child is a priceless keepsake of a cherished time in your life and conveys so much more than words can ever express. Please visit my website, Bev Boren Photography, to view my work and schedule a portrait sitting today!
Welcome to my blog. This blog is about my two passions -art and photography. I've always been drawn to the creative and visual arts.My works include a variety of subject matter and mediums.And now I have found an additional outlet for my yearning for creative expression through photography. Thanks so much for visiting my blog and I hope you'll come back often! All images are (c)copyright BevBoren.