Sunday, July 31, 2011

Mini Portraits

Portraits don't always have to be large! This trio of portraits were done in pastel on 4x4 inch peices of Sennelier La Carte Pastel paper. It's a different sort of challenge, working small with chunky pieces of pastel, but it is a challenge I enjoy!

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Pair of Horses

Pair of Horses
16x20 soft pastel on Pastelbord, $350 framed

My newest piece...

I've been wanting to draw horses lately. Drawing a horse's body, with it's distinct muscles, long legs and neck, is very different from drawing a cow or a sheep, with their stocky, thick bodies. The light glows off of the horses sleek curves; the gracefulness of the animal invites me to pause and reminisce, to think of the wonder in our world, the beauty in the family of things, of which we are a part. I think of the freedom of childhood, the rush of life. Through the beauty and being of a horse, I feel an echo of emotions, a connection to something unspoken.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Eclectic Art Escape

This Saturday July 30 from 4:30-8:00 the Eclectic Art Social Club will hold it's first art show, exhibiting a variety of unique art for sale by 7 Birmingham area artists! The show will be at Escape Day Spa in Crestline Village in Mountain Brook and will feature:

acrylic abstracts by Cecily Hill Lowe

oil paintings on metal by Erin Hardin

collage and jewelry by Dariana Dervis

unique mixed media paintings and other creative pieces by Sunny Carvalho

ceramics and paintings by Chi Roach,

jewelry by Marjorie Gilkey,

and pastel paintings by me, Mary Liz Ingram

There will definitely be art for every taste! We will have refreshments, door prizes, and spa giveaways! Spread the word and bring your friends!