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

Sunday, July 17, 2016

landscape en plein air

Weather is exciting again! Plein air before the storm on Sunday.
Chasing clouds.
Right Now
2016 C.L.Burgess
12wx16h soft pastel on UART400

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Easeling Along: Abstract landscape

"Easeling along", a phrase coined by the late painter Robert Genn, seems to fit the bill at this summer's start. Competitions over, exhibits up, award received. Back to work.
This abstract pastel seems to sum up my feelings of late.
Joyful Rythms
18x 24 uart 400 soft pastels
©2016 C.L.Burgess

Monday, May 16, 2016

City scape : Back in open air

New plein air piece!
Back in the open air this past week and it was fabulous.
Light Beneath the Highway
8x16 pastel plein air piece $425
©2016 C.L.Burgess

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Happy Dancing: Upcoming Exhibitions

 Purple Mountain 12 x 14 pastel
©2016 C.L.Burgess 
 Afternoon at Mills River 9x12 pastel en plein air
©2016 C.L.Burgess
Night Light 20 x 20 pastel ©2015 C.L.Burgess

Great news!
I have had three of my current pastel pieces juried into upcoming exhibitions.
Purple Mountain  was accepted into the Southeastern Pastel Society International Exhibition. The show will be displayed at the Oglethorpe University Museum of Art – Lowry Hall, 4484 Peachtree Road NE, Atlanta GA. It will hang from May through June. Reception on May 19, 2016. 
Richard McKinley  Juror 
I will have these two works,  Night Light and Mills River Afternoon at the 2016 North Carolina Statewide Pastel Exhibition, On Common Ground: From the Mountains to the Sea at the Museum of Art in Hickory NC.
 Elizabeth Mowry  Juror 
Opening reception:  May 21,2016 from 6-8:30. The show will be up until August 21.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Blue Skies

Over Head and Hill ©2016 C.L.Burgess pastel 6x6 on sanded paper

I have been asked to do a workshop and also present a small works show in Brevard NC soon. This is one of the pieces I am showing.

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Pastel landscape: edge of night

Edge of Night
16hx12w soft pastels on Uart 400
©2016 C.L.Burgess

Took a break from organizing my pastels and decided to revisit a scraped off painting surface that I used an alcohol wash on and just play with color. The other night's sunset came to mind, how it carved its intensity through the branches of the treetops outside my studio. Right before everything gets darkly silhouetted, there is a cool stillness in contrast to the heat of the setting sun.

Wednesday, March 09, 2016

My Landscape : A McKinley choice!

                                 Purple Mountain 12x12         pastels on Uart 400
                                                             ©2016 C.L.Burgess

Who would have guessed? I am thrilled about this small plein air pastel painting. is a good thing that I took a look at my emailbox promotion section last eve or I would have missed this! Duh! Yikes!

I am so very happy to be included among the many fine pastel artists selected by Juror Richard McKinley for the 17 Annual International Exhibition by the Southeastern Pastel Society in May. My work below is the piece that was chosen from among 300+ entries. 100 will be on view at Lowry Hall in the Oglethorpe University Museum of Art, Atlanta GA May 6-26 2016.
Yes, very happy indeed! Thank you Richard and the staff at SEPS and congratulations to all the other artists on his list!