Category Archives: pastel

“Lady Madonna, Children At Your Feet”

“Lady Madonna, Children At Your Feet”,  oil on canvas, 30x54in.?, originally uploaded by ahtravis. Longyear Gallery, Margaretville, NY opened a new show last week, with the reception on Saturday night.  I exhibited my “Lady Madonna, Children At Your Feet” to the … Continue reading

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Fiddling Fails To Calm The Waters Or Extinguish The Flames

Fiddling fails to calm the waters or extinguish the flames, pastel, 34×32 in,originally uploaded by ahtravis. I have had a difficult time birthing this third expression of my rage against the violence of man toward his fellow man, as individual … Continue reading

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Turkeys in back yard

Turkeys in back yard, pastel on paper, 22inx5ft., originally uploaded by ahtravis. Turkeys; sketches to painting I’m in Massachusetts.  A flock of 20 or more wild turkeys roam the yard and neighborhood.  We hear them gobbling before daylight.  They are … Continue reading

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More protesting violence

Spilt Milk, pastel, 30×22 in., originally uploaded by ahtravis.

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Madonna, horrified by violence

Madonna, horrified by violence, pastel and  gouache, 31x25in., originally uploaded by ahtravis. Painting complete.  Issue still rages.

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Violence, 2, in progress

Violence, 2, in progress, pastel on paper, 30×30 in., originally uploaded by ahtravis. I have begun another attempt.

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Princess ballerina

Princess ballerina, originally uploaded by ahtravis. A frigid day, another pastel!

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Motherhood, in progress

Motherhood, in progress, originally uploaded by ahtravis. My choice of medium and Thomas the cat I notice that I change from one medium to another in a rhythmical pattern, season to season, year to year. In my effort to understand … Continue reading

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House across the street, Christmas nocturne, no.2

House across the street, Christmas nocturne, no.2, pastel, 30x25in., originally uploaded by ahtravis. Nocturne I painted it last night, in my dark living room, looking out the window across the street at my favorite subject, the house across the street. … Continue reading

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