PORTFOLIO > ARCHIVAL 1986 "Plein Air" Paintings Galiano Island, B.C.

"The process of drawing directly from nature in oil pastels is like making calligraphy in ink with a brush. The gestures expressed in these moments require full concentration and focus. Both materials, ink and oil pastels, leave permanent marks on the paper and are unforgiving. Corrections cannot be made or covered up. Like a photographer, I try to capture particular moments in time where light and movement are instilled on paper. This is a Zen-like experience for me where I become one with nature. In each oil pastel I remember the walk, the place I sat and laid down my pastels and what I was feeling at that time. They are like precious jewels to me; complete body, mind and soul. My oil pastels are memories captured on paper."

Diane La Fontaine

Original oil pastel paintings are layered pastels done on location. They are done on dark slate blue pastel paper mounted on archival board. Signed, titled and dated on the back.

All these artworks are SOLD in US currency, unframed, thru the website, thru Pay Pal. Does not include shipping or tax. Contact artist for more info.

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original landscapes, pastels, west coast art
oil pastels on paper
7 3/4" x 12"
$485
 small artwork, pastel painting, landscape painting, seascape, artwork on paper
oil pastels on paper
9" x 11"
$485
"Full Moon"
oil pastels
9 1/2" x 14"
original landscape, pastel artwork, west coast art
oil pastels
10 1/2" x 14"
$500
"Hills"
oil pastels on paper
7 3/4" x 10 1/2"
$485
Acrylic print, small artwork, pastel painting, landscape painting, seascape, artwork on paper
oil pastels on paper
8 1/2" X 11"
$485
Acrylic print, small artwork, pastel painting, flower painting tropical flowers, landscape painting, horses , farm
oil pastels on paper
8 3/4" x 11"
$485
west coast art, original pastel, landscape, bonfires, forest paintings
oil pastels on paper
8 1/4" x 9 3/8"
$485
original landscape paintings, horses, horse artworks
oil pastels on paper
8 1/4" x 10 5/8"
$485
Acrylic print, small artwork, pastel painting, landscape painting, seascape, artwork on paper
oil pastels
9" X 11"
gulf island artwork, west coast  art, original landscape  art
oil pastels on paper
10 1/8" x 12 1/2"
$485
gulf island paintings, original landscape, original art on paper, arbutus trees paintings
oil pastels
11 1/2" x 13 3/4"
$550