Saturday, October 31, 2009
Friday, October 9, 2009
11x14 Soft Pastel
This picture evokes a lot of feelings for me. I called it Southern Exposure because you can't look at it without feeling something about the South, it's history, it's conflicts...I hope it will expose feelings that have been ignored and remind us that we are all human.
Posted by Mary Liz Ingram at 10:08 PM
Sunday, September 20, 2009
So I've been a terrible daily painter, but I did recently win Best of Show at the Shelby County Arts Council Juried Show! Hooray!
Copy and paste the link below to see the article in the local paper about my winning piece "Rhythmic Shoreline." Daily Paintings soon to follow...
Posted by Mary Liz Ingram at 4:13 PM
Saturday, August 22, 2009
"Introvert" 5x5 Soft Pastel
"Extrovert" 5x5 Soft Pastel
I am working on a new series..."Cotton Fields"...exploring my Southern roots, reminding us of the past, the present, that things don't always come easily...larger field scenes to come. I thought these two cotton bolls had some good expressions.
Posted by Mary Liz Ingram at 8:35 PM
Saturday, August 15, 2009
Saturday, June 13, 2009
24x36 Soft Pastel
I love the challenge of the splashing ocean waves on the rocks in soft pastel...this piece will be displayed in the Birmingham Art Association's summer show during the month of July at Birmingham-Southern College.
Posted by Mary Liz Ingram at 5:34 PM
Saturday, May 30, 2009
9x12 Oil Pastel
I took a jump from my usual realistic soft pastel paintings and out came a series of bright oil pastel paintings. I based them off memories from my travels to Italy and Jamaica, as well as other places I'd like to visit.
Posted by Mary Liz Ingram at 5:25 PM
Monday, May 25, 2009
8x10 Soft Pastel
I loved the colors in the piled-up wooden fence and the new buds on the tree in front of the cabin. It was a fun picture to do because it used different colors and had such a different composition from my British Highland scenes.
Posted by Mary Liz Ingram at 8:41 PM
Friday, May 15, 2009
Monday, April 20, 2009
Sunday, April 12, 2009
Thursday, April 9, 2009
"The Climbing Tree"
5x9 Soft Pastel
I had one of those bad days where I couldn't find anything I felt like drawing. Then I saw the old climbing tree at my grandparents' house. We have pictures of my cousins, my sister, myself, and now my daughter all climbing this old tree. I thought I'd try my hand at capturing the history and the movement of this special monument.
Posted by Mary Liz Ingram at 7:32 PM
Friday, April 3, 2009
5x8 Soft Pastel
I always like to find strong contrasting colors, and I found it in the black and white in this picture. I did this while my little girl was happily scampering around the room and it seems to echo that moment with its brightness and humor.
Posted by Mary Liz Ingram at 7:12 PM
Thursday, April 2, 2009
Saturday, March 28, 2009
"Oranges" 9x12 Soft Pastel
After drawing so many sheep and cows, I felt like trying something different and simple. It was such a perfect Spring day that something fresh and bright felt in order, so sitting by my open window I drew three simple oranges, keeping the color palette to a minimum.
Posted by Mary Liz Ingram at 10:56 AM