"SUNSPILL" pastel, 12 X 16 I began this river sunrise scene as a demo a few semesters ago. I'm back at the river for a little working retreat, and am focusing on finishing some pastel paintings while I'm here. I often use these river view demos to talk about the nature of reflections and water
"Still Morning", pastel, 12 x 18 I've been working on completing some of the many painting that are almost done. Now that I'm teaching two classes, I do 18 demos each semester. The starts are most important, so most of the paintings don't get finished in class. Now we're staying again at a wonderful place on the Northern Neck in Virginia, dog-and-house sitting for some traveling friends, and having a kind of working retreat. There is a lovely sunrise view here, and I have finished one of the paintings of it that I started several semesters ago.
Nancy Freeman is a native of California who lives now in Washington, DC. A lifelong artist, she paints portraits and other commissions for a living, which keeps her traditional skills tuned and supports her decades-old obsession with computer art, and pastel painting.
She is currently using her 15th, 16th, 17th, and 18th computers, but remembers when Dick Tracy had to make do with a two-way wrist radio.