Monday, June 30, 2014

"Beauty of Creation" 9x12 oil on linen by Leslie Newman

"Beauty of Creation"
Oil on linen

This sunset I painted from an evening we spent on a mountain top
In Cotter, AR during May 2014.
A friend and I attended a 3-4 day paint out on the White River.
It was such a wonderful time. One night after dinner, we were
Invited by a few other notable plein aire  artists to join them on
This mountain top to paint the sunset.
I got a start and then finished at home in my studio.
Creation provides us with a nightly artistic
Display. We live in a beautiful world!

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Tuesday, June 24, 2014

"Bashful in Bolivia II" 11x14 oil by Leslie Newman

Bashful in Bolivia II
11x14 oil

This pretty girl I recently re-painted to focus on her hands. They were quite difficult
To do the first time around! I just wasn't 
Happy with them. So, I dug in for a
Second time. I glazed over them several times
Until I was happy!

This picture was originally taken in Bolivia on Christmas Day
Several  yrs ago. The young girl got bashful at the last
Minute and covered her face. 

I hope you enjoyed this young beauty!  All of the color I her many cloaks, 
Her hat, and dark eyes and her hair tell her story.

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