Monday, November 28, 2016

Friday, October 28, 2016

“Dawn on the Farm” 11” x 14” Original Pastel Painting by Colorado Artist Margretta S. Perry






“Dawn on the Farm”  
 11” x 14” 
 Original Pastel Painting
 by Colorado Artist Margretta S. Perry

SOLD



I used Wallis sanded paper as the ground and a mix of soft pastels.
This is taken from a scene near Louisville, CO. I painted this a few months ago and wasn’t happy with the lighter values in the painting. I have gone back in and lightened up the painting and it works much better now. I hope you like it!

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

"Mountain Mist" 12" x 18" Original Pastel Painting by Colorado Landscape Artist Margretta Smylie Perry





"Mountain Mist"


 12" x 18" Original Pastel Painting

 by Colorado Landscape Artist

 Margretta Smylie Perry

Don't you just love the Rocky Mountains? We do! I just wish I could get up into them to take more photos!!! 

Contact me at smyliemp@gmail.com for pricing information. 

Monday, June 8, 2015

"Desert Dawn" 12 x 16 Original Pastel Painting by Colorado Landscape Artist Margretta Smylie Perry




"Desert Dawn" 

 12 x 16 Original Pastel Painting by

 Colorado Landscape Artist 

Margretta Smylie Perry

For Sale

This was the early morning view from our balcony at our time-share on the tourist corridor between Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo, Baja California Sur. I am fortunate to have two locations there that carry my work.

For sale and commission information contact me by e-mail at smyliemp@gmail.com.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

"Bird's Bath" 9 x 12 Original Pastel Painting by Colorado Landscape Artist Margretta Smylie Perry




"Bird's Bath"  

9 x 12 Original Pastel Painting
by Colorado Landscape Artist 

Margretta Smylie Perry

My friend and fellow pastelist, Laurie Crawford, went to the Everett, WA arboretum in 2010 to take photos from which to paint before I moved away. I'm so glad we did...this is a sweet painting from that day. It brings back fond memories.

For prices and commission information, contact me by e-mail: smyliemp@gmail.com

Monday, June 1, 2015

"Ladybug, Ladybug, Fly Away Home" Original 5 x 7 Pastel Painting by Colorado Artist Margretta Smylie Perry




"Ladybug, Ladybug, Fly Away Home" 

Original 5 x 7 Pastel Painting

 by Colorado Artist 

Margretta Smylie Perry

SOLD

This is another little floral painting in the series. A set of 5 of these have been chosen by a wonderful, non-profit organization called Gracie's Promise for their greeting cards. This organization helps families of ill and injured children to help pay for expenses not covered by insurance. Check out their website and order some cards today!!

Original Painting Sold to Platte Valley Bank, Gering, NE

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Sunday, March 15, 2015

"Gracie's Promise" non-profit cards, original pastel paintings by Colorado Landscape Artist, Margretta Smylie Perry




"Butterfly Banquet"


"Gracie's Promise" 
 Non-profit cards from original pastel paintings 
by Colorado Landscape Artist, 
Margretta Smylie Perry

First, the story...last spring I was approached about painting florals to submit as possible cards for the "Gracie's Promise" non-profit organization. I painted my flowers and submitted them to the organization. Low and behold, they were selected to appear on the organization's greeting cards. The original paintings were sold at the Oregon Trails Festival and can be seen at the Platte Valley Bank in Gering, NE. 

Gracie's Promise is an organization which assisted parents of ill or injured children who need on-going care. The fund helps cover expenses not covered by insurance, i.e. gasoline, rooms, food, other travel expenses, outings, etc. The purpose of the cards is to get the word out that this organization is there to assist people in need. They are presented purely on a donation basis, and volunteers do everything from donating the prints, to organizing and placing cards in packets, etc. If you are interested in donating or ordering cards from Gracie's Promise, at www.graciespromise.org.
"In the Pink"
The cards come in packets for Birthdays, Get Well, Sympathy, Thank you, and Blank cards.



"Pokey Posies"
"Pinkie"
"Tulip Talk"
It was such an honor to be able to do this project. Please support the "Gracie's Promise" organization!