Sunday, December 21, 2014


Changing Colors, 7x5"pastel on board- SOLD

Daylilies, 7x5" pastel on board
  Two more recent garden minis.  Architecture plays an important role in my garden series. It's there to give a context, but it's never the main feature.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Garden by the Shed, 7x5" Sold

Garden by the Shed, pastel on board by Adriana Meiss
   This pastel was one of the four paintings sold at last weekend's Plowshares fair.  In fact, three of the paintings were bought by three different previous customers.  Still, doing the fair is a great opportunity for me to meet new people and to get them interested in classes and future workshops.
Last summer I lost a sale for not being able to accept credit card payments. This time around I was prepared for it and I'm glad I did!

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Fall Crabapple, 7x5"

Fall Crabapple, 7x5" pastel on board by Adriana Meiss
   A few weeks ago a friend called and asked me if I was free to go with her to a nice place to collect nice dry flowers. She wouldn't tell where, but told me to bring my camera. It turned out the place was nearby: an abandoned golf course that I didn't even know existed. I came back home with lots of reference material to keep me busy in the winter months, but I had to paint this little crabapple tree right away, as I was afraid of forgetting how it looked in late afternoon light.

  For those of you in CNY, Plowshares Craftsfair and Peace Festival is this coming weekend at Nottingham HS. If I'm not mistaken, this will be my sixth year there! Stop by and chat with me!