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Thursday, December 13, 2012

Gloria J Zucaro's "The Morning Grind"


My entry for Paint Party Friday this week is a pastel I did while up at The Clearing in August.  
I never got around to posting it.  This is from life, a still life set-up done down at the Old Schoolhouse where we usually have our studio.  I always think of it as more like a chapel because of the high ceilings and tall windows.  
You can see two photos of the schoolhouse (from their website) below my painting.














 Isn't it beautiful!  If you ever want to take a great workshop, this is a great place to go.

30 comments:

  1. Your pastel painting is beautiful! The way you've blended the colors is amazing!

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  2. Your blending and combining of colors are fantastic.
    rinda

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  3. that is a gorgeous building and I would love getting to work in there...as for the painting it reminds me vividly of my Gran who ground her coffee beans in one of these every day... you have captured it perfectly...xx

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  4. Lovely still life, the textures and colors look absolutely delectable!

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  5. A beautiful pastel, and a lovely building to do art in.

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  6. Your pastel is beautiful. The colors are so rich. I would love to take classes in a such a beautiful building.

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  7. Gorgeous painting, I love the arch of the handle. What an inspiring place to work!
    Happy PPF,
    Stephanie

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  8. Your art is just sublime. have a wonderfully happy PPF.

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  9. What an inspiring place to paint! Love this pastel, obviously the setting worked for you.

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  10. Great work in pastel, has been very well differentiate the different textures. Saludos

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  11. That is wonderful! You are so talented. :)

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  12. Oh, Gloria, looks like a wonderful place to have art workshops!!
    And your coffee mill still life is divine!
    ♥♥♥
    Happy PPF!!
    Mary
    Mixed-Media Map Art

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  13. Beautiful pastel work Gloria and the workshop building is magical. Happy PPF, Annette x

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  14. Wow, this is inspiring! I would love to develop more skill in using pastels. Must keep at ti!

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  15. Great painting! I admire your skill with pastels. I've tried but me and pastels don't get along. I would love to attend a workshop there...or live there! ;) Happy PPF!

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  16. Wonderfully done pastel ~ love the colors and context ~

    (A Creative Harbor) aka artmusedog and Carol ^_^

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  17. Love the coffee grinder painting, Gloria. I own one that used to be my mother's. Beautiful rendition.

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  18. what a great place to paint in! Your pastel painting is so beautifully done-great blending of colors! Happy PPF!

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  19. Lovely pastel still life with wonderful colours and texture. The School House looks like the perfect place for a workshop but sadly too far for mr to travel from Australia :(

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  20. I always love your paintings. I love the softness you achieve along with some realism. Gorgeous

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  21. Love your painting as always...gorgeous colors and great textures !!

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  22. Beautiful still life this is! love that shade of blue!

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  23. Lovely still life -- the apple really drew me in! Happy Belated PPF!

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  24. What wonderful life you brought to this painting! Thanks for sharing it and the school.

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  25. Your pastel is beautiful - i love the colour and I especially like the treatment of the apple.
    And what a lovely place to work!

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  26. I didn't know you did pastels! Love this one. That workshop location looks beautiful! Boy, I'd love to go sometime.

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