Wednesday, May 13, 2009

PASTEL WORKSHOPS by S'zanne Reynolds

I'll be teaching pastel workshops on Mondays from 6-9 p.m. at Laguna Gloria,
for the months of June and July. For more info, visit:
I'll also be offering Monday workshops from my home studio, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m..
Please contact me for more information.
Happy painting!

Surf Surprise, 15x12" pastel

This little boy was caught unawares by an incoming wave as the tide came in off the coast of Kitty Hawk, of my favorite childhood vacation spots.

Surf Surprise

15" x 12"
Pastel on Paper, framed
$350 + $25 s/h in the US

Soaring Spirits, 12x12" oil pastel

Soaring Spirits
12" x 12" (30.5cm x 30.5cm)
Oil Pastel on Board
$400 plus $20 shipping and handling in the US
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Loved the backlit contrast this rock offered with the light gleaming over the ocean's swells and on the backs of the pelicans flying so freely on the wind currents. I think they took a bit of my soul with them that day!

Cannon Beach Sunset, 7x5" pastel

Cannon Beach Sunset
7" x 5" (17.8cm x 12.7cm)
Pastel on Board

I loved the way the light changes so quickly in Oregon. One minute it's foggy, the next, clear and strong. This painting marks a dark but dramatic sunset. I was happily settled in my hotel room right on the beach...a little bit o' heaven on earth!

Seaside Java Stop, 12x9" pastel

Seaside Java Stop

12" x 9" (30.5cm x 22.9cm)
Pastel on Sand Paper
$375 plus $25 shipping and handling in the US
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This piece is on display at the Creative Arts Society show in the Chase Bank Cooridor at 700 Lavaca, Austin, Texas.

I fell in love with the spectacular beauty of the Oregon coast while exploring her shores last September of 2008. This vista was discovered just off a road in a little town in or around "Seaside"...just south of Astoria. I pulled over to take a look and grab a cup of Joe at a drive through java stop. I loved blue river lingering in and out of the rich grasses, in contrast with the bare bones of a dead tree trunk. The river probably goes into the ocean, just the other side of the dunes.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Winner of Annual Juried APS Merit Award

Cumulous Billows
10" x 8" (25.4cm x 20.4cm)
Pastel on Sanded Board

WINNER OF THE AUSTIN PASTEL SOCIETY MERIT AWARD. I developed this painting partially from a photo reference of a cloud and partly from memories of the lava red shores in Hana, Maui.