Thursday, October 06, 2016

Landscape in oil: Peak of Autumn

Peak of Autumn ©2016 C.L.Burgess
oil 16 x 12  panel

Monday, September 26, 2016

Still Wet: landscape in oil

Welcome into my studio......

Still wet
On my easel  a work in progress.....the challenges keep coming.
I like the small plein air image I created in pastel,( at the top of the easel) while at the Arboretum a few weeks ago and wanted to see how changing the size and medium would work for it.This habit of late is frequent, as I have a stack of unsuccessful paintings that need covering since the canvas is still good. I hate throwing stuff out(The ever frugal nature bestowed upon me from my mom)

Garden Light  
20 x 20 oil on linen 
©2016 C.L.Burgess

Friday, September 23, 2016

Landscape at Dusk

“A man should hear a little music, read a little poetry, and see a fine picture every day of his life, in order that worldly cares may not obliterate the sense of the beautiful which God has implanted in the human soul.” 
― Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The Idea of Night
8x10 soft pastel on uart400

Friday, September 16, 2016

Pastoral Landscape with cows

I love the views along Banner Farm Road! This pastoral impression is painted from memory. see more work at
Near Banner Farm
Soft Pastel on sanded paper
©2016 C.L. Burgess

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Plein air with Asheville Urban Landscape Project Painters

A lovely morning was spent with lovely attentive artists at the UNC Botanical Gardens plein air demo in pastels I did for the Asheville Urban Landscape Painters. The day started out overcast but then the sun came out enough for all to have some light effects on their nature studies.
These are the images I created for the group: 
The B/W is the thumbnail at 6x6" showing the focus of my interest in the river rock formation I saw from the upper bank. 

The second image on the terra-cotta Uart sanded paper was done quickly after I did the 9x12 demo on sanded rives bfs printmaking paper. This showed the different ways that soft pastels interact with different supports or grounds.
I like how the camera captures the drawing quality of the somewhat abstract arrangement in the larger piece, first image above. The linear strokes finished off my study just the way I wanted. There is nothing like mother nature for inspiration and education in making choices, and 'seeing' the nuances a camera can't capture. A morning well spent! Thank you, Sue Dolamore for asking me to instruct the group!

River Rocks
©2016 C.L.Burgess

Monday, September 12, 2016

Pastel Landscape Western USA Escarpment

Western Escarpment ©C.L.Burgess 8x10 soft pastels on sanded paper

looking with western eyes.....another work from the APS workshop photo source. Can't wait to go out west to paint again!

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Pastel Landscape:Summer Storm

©2016 C.L.Burgess soft pastel   6x6 sanded paper

The variations are endless, looking at the sky, in WNC.
Fast moving August clouds bringing much needed rain.
Such raw beauty, a fresh washed stillness.

words about clouds from P.B.Shelley:
      I am the daughter of Earth and Water, 
                                                        And the nursling of the Sky; 
                                                     I pass through the pores of the ocean and shores; 
                                                        I change, but I cannot die. 

Friday, July 22, 2016

Fine Art Exhibit at Art Works, Brevard NC

Tonight, Tonight🎤 the gallery, Art Works in Brevard, NC
  I will be demonstrating my pastel painting from 5-9P.M.
Come have a glass of wine and see y'all there!

My wall at the gallery holds my Cold Wax and oil paintings in addition to the artist of the month pastels.
Cold Mountain Air2016C.L.Burgess
12x12 oil /cw on wood