Afternoon shadows

Afternoon shadows

Pastel, 12 x 9 Following the back beach opposed to walking the shoreline invites the traveler into the maze of the dunes...

Summer Friends

Summer Friends

Pastel, 17 x 11 The waves lap distantly at the water's edge, only an afterthought for these two industrious friends, intent on their task at hand...

Waves of Possibility

Waves of Possibility

Pastel on Watercolour Paper 17 x 11, Private Collection, Available in Giclee

SunnyMeadow

SunnyMeadow

Pastel, 17 x 11 Reference photo: Crescent City, California After all flights cancelled due to fog at the Crescent City Airport, a right turn upon leaving brought me to this scene.

Away from the Crowd

Away from the Crowd

Pastel, 12 x 9 An evening walk during the magic hour when the last rays of the sun streak across the horizon...

DeLuna's Cross

DeLuna's Cross

Pastel, 17 x 11 Thanksgiving Day 2012 This dune on Pensacola Beach has survived many a hurricane. The cross was erected many years ago to signify the first Christian worship in the New World.

St George Island

St George Island

Pastel, 17 x 11 Painted en plein air The untouched beauty of the national seashore at St. George Island brings one to place of thankfulness and awe. April 2011, Available, Framed

East Point, Florida

East Point, Florida

Pastel, painted en plein air, 17 x 11, April 2011, Framed This was my first plein air work, painted while attending an Albert Handell workshop. This is where I learned that for me...less is more!

Battery Langdon, Fort Pickens

Battery Langdon, Fort Pickens

Pastel, 12 x 9, June 2013 Painted en plein air at Pensacola Beach The significance of this particular landscape has many layers of meaning to me. It is where I had my "Ah ha" moment!

Days End

Days End

Pastel, 12 x 9, March 2014 This piece was painted from reference photo. I am drawn to the last rays of light in a day. It is so easy to see how Mother Earth is constantly moving. It also reminds of my roots in Pennsylvania.

© 2015 Grace Hessman Fine Art  Magnolia, Texas

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SunnyMeadow

Pastel, 17 x 11 Reference photo: Crescent City, California After all flights cancelled due to fog at the Crescent City Airport, a right turn upon leaving brought me to this scene.