Original Pastel Painting
by Marie Donato
26" x 35"
The clouds are what enticed me to paint this scene. One thing about the Midwest is the remarkable four seasons. Even though it is spring now this painting reminds me of the clouds we can have in any of our dramatic seasons. It is spectacular to see the moon in a day lit sky.
View the original of this pastel painting at OA Gallery in Kirkwood, Missouri.
Pastel on board
24" x 16"
Watching the sky, as the sun rises in the morning, creates such a peace within; it is a time filled with quiet and hope. This favorite time of the day is the inspiration for my pastel painting White Lace.
For my model, I was fortunate to have a lovely, classically trained ballerina pose for me. She wore this beautiful and intricate white lace dress which inspired choosing a morning landscape that would echo nature's lace, for the background.
My hope is that the final result of the painting creates a calming, quiet moment full of hope for the viewer.
White Lace, Visit OA Gallery to view this painting in downtown Kirkwood, Missouri.