Thursday, August 13, 2015

Good News...Autumn Landscape in pastel

                                          Autumn 14x11 pastel on uArt400 c2015 C.L.Burgess  


Good news again, today! 

Two of my landscape pastel pieces were accepted into the 12th Annual Bring Us Your Best juried and judged Art Competition presented by The Arts Council of Henderson County at Blue Ridge Community College August 14, 2015 Opening and awards at 5-7 p.m. in the TEDC Building.
Show and Sale runs August 14-28 2015
Free to public 10 am to 4 pm M-F

Autumn
14 x 11 pastel on sanded paper
2015C.L.Burgess

Sunday, August 09, 2015

Plein air Landscape High Summer Hillside


                      High Summer Hillside  2015 C.L. Burgess    pastel on sanded paper 10 x12

Cathyann Burgess Fine Art​

I love where I live.
Plein air done in early morning, I watched a cloud form as the fog lifts on the hillside.
A Sunday morning prayer of thanks.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Pastel Painting:Carolina Moonshine

Carolina Moonshine 2015 C.L.Burgess pastel on uart paper 12 x 18

Large acrylic painting is done and now it is back to the works in progress(wip)
on the other easels. The pastel landscapes of local scenery are still being created. This recently completed one is of the sky one night this past month.

It dazzled me, the moon playing peek a boo with the clouds in a not yet dark sky at sundown.

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Western US Pastel landscape

Sky above the Foothills 2015 C.L.Burgess pastel on Uart 400 9x12

I visited my family in Denver this past week.
I also got to visit Terry Ludwig Pastels. I met Terry and Co and got the tour of the shop where he makes his pastels. What fun!
Of course I purchased more colors. Then I did this plein air piece.
Great views of the Rockies foothills from my son's home.

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Waterfall in pastel

Overcast at Looking Glass 2015 C.L.Burgess 11x14 Pastel on Uart


Newest work: one of the many waterfalls in Transylvania County.
Rain or shine the views are just fine!


11x14
Sennelier soft pastel on Uart400

Saturday, June 06, 2015

The Water Hazard

The Water Hazard at 8 2015 C.L.Burgess 12 x 16 pastel on UArt paper


I have completed another pastel painting in my series of Cummings Cove Golf Course.
This hole is precarious at best, though some have holed in one it. Still, the balls in the water outnumber the ones in the cup.

Friday, June 05, 2015

National Donut Day? Portrait of a donut

Westhampton donut  oil 6x8 on panel



My contribution to the celebration. Yes, I paint food on occasion. These are perhaps the finest donuts ever made. Worth every trip to the hips! Westampton Bakery in Richmond, VA

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Welcoming Sky

This Exit 2015 C.L.Burgess 18x24 Pastel on UArt400 paper

I think I need more pastels! I am working on larger paintings on sanded paper and the colors are quickly disappearing. Bet that excuse is one that pastelists often to justify spending money on more colors. I am definitely in love with this medium. I love my new Terry Ludwig sets I received for my birthday.

This sky was what greeted us on our entrance into the state of North Carolina last October. 



Sunday, May 24, 2015

While Walking: a landscape in pastel

Valley View 2015C.L.Burgess  terry Ludwig/Sennelier pastels on sanded paper

While following a friend's journey walking across England, I was inspired to do this piece from one of the many photos they are sharing. I have used the major layout but changed the colors to suit my own intentions. I did this with Terry Ludwig pastels and some Senneliers.
4x6 
pastel on sanded paper
Valley View