Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Tulips in Crock Jug

Tulips in Crock Jug by Char Fitzpatrick
©2014 Char Fitzpatrick

This drawing was done as a class demonstration on how to use pastels. Pastels have a lovely luminosity. If done on white paper, they require a charcoal under drawing to produce the richness of hue.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Spring Sky

Spring Sky by Char Fitzpatrick
©2014 Char Fitzpatrick

This was the culmination of a series of spring sky paintings I did from my balcony in Portland. Spring skies are positively delicious.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015


Bluebird by Char Fitzpatrick
©2014 Char Fitzpatrick

True bluebirds in Oregon, unlike bluejays, are sweet, small, bright blue birds with rosy tummies. Once in decline, efforts have been made to restore their numbers. As with the other works I did for my niece's wedding, I left much of the white paper for brightness. I also used a pencil head dipped in orange paint as a stamp to create the small berries.

Original: Sold!

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Beach Collection - Landscapes Trio

Landscape set of 3 prints by Char Fitzpatrick

This set of three prints, Beach Collection, features the beach-themed pieces in the image above with scenes from coastlines from Oregon to Scotland. Hang them as a collection or split them between rooms or recipients if giving them as gifts.