I just finished this 11 x 14 inch oil pastel on art paper drawing. The story behind it is that I was sitting in my art booth across the path watching this beautiful woman with 4 beautiful little kids shopping at the Walla Walla Farmers Market. She parked the little red buggy for about 5 minutes, so I did a quick sketch. I had brought the oil pastels already intending to use them. By the way I used 2 sets of oil pastels, one was by Cray-Pas they are called Expressionist Extra Fine Quality Oil Pastels with a set of 25, I like these because they are easy to hold and they have lasted a very long time. The other brand is by Pro-Art its just called Oil Pastels and its a set of 36. These are smaller to hold but the variety of colors is fantastic. The art paper I used was by Strathmore and is was just the medium surface drawing paper. This took me about 3 hours total to complete. Prints and cards will be available soon. If you are interested in purchasing a print or a greeting card send me a message and I can get it all set up.
For the month of June I have the opportunity to show my artwork in the window of T & L Office Supply, it's located right in the middle of downtown Kennewick. Adrian the owner is a great person and was very nice in letting me show my artwork in his window. I originally had signed up back in January for the month of July, but he was able to fit me in for the month of June. And for an update I've been attending the Walla Walla Farmers Market on Saturdays and things are going great. There are so many talented vendors I feel really honored to be included in the bunch. I also met with the most awesome gallery owner in Prosser, WA on June 1st. Carol the owner of Sixth Street Art & Gift Gallery located in Prosser WA, was fantastic and full of information. She told me about Cyber 509 which is an artist group I am going to definitely be joining if they will have me of course. She also invited me to join a great Art and Wine event going on in mid July, this event is by invitation only. I'll be giving out more information on this as soon as I get myself booked up. I've had a few offers for commission work but nothing set in stone yet.
A big thank you goes out to all the great people who have been helping me.
I also thank god for the great gifts in my life, I couldn't have done all this with out him! In Jesus name, Amen!