Tatiana, pastel portrait by Jim Promessi

Tatiana

Portrait in soft pastel on Mi-teintes paper, 28 x 22 in.

My wife, Tatiana posed for this portrait. I saved the space on the lower half of the composition for the red and yellow daisies from our garden, which I arranged and painted to complete the portrait.

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California Hills Matilija, landscape painting by Jim Promessi

California Hills and Matilija

Landscape in oil on canvas, 30 x 36 in.

Spring in California brings forth a glorious show of the white poppy Matilija. The delicate white petals are the largest of any native plant of California and grow in abundance in clusters in the hills and even along the freeway. I am always inspired by the beauty of Spring in this state, with its rolling green oak-studded hills.

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