Thursday, September 24, 2015


“Radiance”      Pastel       12" x 9"            $100             © Sharon Lewis
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            Every once and awhile I want to do something really colorful and totally different from my usual landscapes. Fortunately, this was also the time that my very gifted artist friend, Karen Margulis was teaching a class about painting wildflowers which gave me the idea to do these tulips. They’re not wild but they are beautifully colorful and are a lot of fun to paint.
            Happy First Weekend in Fall!

Thursday, September 17, 2015


“Breezy”            Pastel             5” x 7”          $50              © Sharon Lewis
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            I remember that it was my idea of a perfect summer day. The sun was shining, birds were singing, and there was a cool breeze. (Note, it was not hot and sticky with the kind of humidity found often in swamps. That would be describing a typical August or September day in the Atlanta area.) In addition, there was this interesting landscape before me of lush gold and green meadows with blue and purple mountains in the distance.

Friday, September 11, 2015

The Stragglers

“The Stragglers”          Pastel          9" x 12"            $100             © Sharon Lewis
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            It seems that sheep are everywhere in the English and Scottish countryside. They can appear very cute and comical with their big, fluffy round bodies and small heads. On the other hand, they don’t seem to have been bred for intelligence. You will see them munching placidly on grasses by the side of roads or paths and then they’ll just step out in front of cars and look at you without the slightest bit of anxiety as with brakes screeching you nearly drive off a steep cliff to avoid hitting them. It makes you wonder, what kind of weed have they been munching on?
            Happy Weekend!

Friday, September 4, 2015

Shadow Drama

Shadow Drama                  Pastel             9" x 12"            $100             © Sharon Lewis
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            I love drama! At least I love it when it’s played out in the dramatic contrast of light and shadow as you can see in this scene. I took the reference photos for this painting as we were driving along the coast of the Isle of Skye. I saw a beautiful valley with sheep grazing and the light and shadow playing along the mountain behind.
            I love painting a pastoral scene such as this not only because of the contrast between the light and shadow in the background, but also because of the peace and tranquility of the foreground.
            Happy Weekend!