2018 Workshop Details Coming Soon! click here
Visit my Patreon Page for more painting instruction

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Bourbon Street at Night 8x10 pastel

'Bourbon Street' 8x10 pastel
Today's painting is a scene from Bourbon Street New Orleans from a photo taken by a student of mine. I did this as a quick demo. I love the great colors I get to use in a city scene at night! I am breathing a sigh of relief today as I just found out my son will have the right credits to graduate this May.(he was short one class) He is at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and his designs were selected for the end of year event promotions and the commencement program. I am so happy and proud he will be able to be a part of this graduating class and have his work on the program! Chicago here we come!!

8 comments:

Patricia Lee Christensen said...

Wonderful! You must be beyond thrilled! Love this pastel - nice festive palette!

Elaine said...

This is a great demo Karen. I love the way you have created the scene with such bold strokes of colour - something I will have to learn.

I love seeing your paintings and always find inspiration in them!

Marian Fortunati said...

CONGRATULATIONS, proud Mom!!!

Susannah said...

Demo? This is a DEMO? This painting shocked me. When I clicked on Painting My World and this came up it claimed its' place beside my favorite KEM paintings of all time. The fact that your son's work was chosen doesn't surprise me in the least! I wish we were cousins or something. I'd give anything to have some of the same artistic DNA! Congratulations to your son! And to you! And I'm still on a different laptop because my son hasn't fixed mine yet so I don't know if this will show up as Susannah.

Teri said...

Wow, this turned out really nicely!!

Karen said...

Thanks everyone for the wonderful comments and the congratulations. You all made my day!!

hmuxo said...

Karen...I love this pastel painting! I love New Orleans and love the wonderful colors you used..great job! Also, Congratulations, Proud Mom!

Abbe Nelson said...

I love this one Karen, I love so many others but this one just flows so well and the strokes and colors all work together together so well. It makes my eyes happy!