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This little bird (and a few friends not shown) founds its way to my backyard here in Colorado during our first snow in October. I could not resist taking some photos and painting the cold and this bird’s content.

May 2012 Juried Invitational Exhibition

Pastels, pastel pencils and colored pencils on Canson Mi Tientes.

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Leslie Gustafson is a traditonal artist passionate about creating Art That Feels – an outgrowth of her work as a psychotherapist for the last 20 years. Working in all media, with a special interest in pastels, her art is both realistic and focused on expressing and prompting feeling. Rich color, Christian and Relational themes as well as Portraiture play a large role in her gallery here at RedBubble.

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  • © Janis Zroback
    © Janis Zrobackover 2 years ago

    Nice to see you painting again Leslie…this is beautiful….

  • Thank you Janis! Nice to finish it! The nuances of color did not come through so well. Its warmer toned than it shows here. Nevertheless, I painted!! :-)

    – Leslie Gustafson

  • WhiteDove Studio kj gordon
    WhiteDove Stud...over 2 years ago

    I’m with Janis….this is lovely….

  • Thanks KJ!! I appreciate you stopping by!:-)

    – Leslie Gustafson

  • walela
    walelaover 2 years ago

    Beautiful

  • Thank you!:-)

    – Leslie Gustafson

  • leapdaybride
  • Fabulous!! Thank you so much!

    – Leslie Gustafson

  • Leslie Gustafson
    Leslie Gustafsonover 2 years ago

  • eoconnor
    eoconnorover 2 years ago

    WELL DONE LESLE THEY DO GIVE US SUCH DELIGHT IN THE WINTER lIZ

  • Thank you Liz!! Snowy winters are new to me and fun to discover things like this!:-)

    – Leslie Gustafson

  • linmarie
    linmarieover 2 years ago

    OH,, Be still my heart, this is just gorgeous Leslie,, wow.. I feel the blistery winter wind blowing over this little fella,, he is all puffed up and working up his energy to find more food.. this is pure talent shining through,, so happy you are creating again also,, MERRY CHRISTMAS♥

  • Oh gosh Linmarie – this is such a lovely comment!! I am touched! Thank you so much!! and for the encouragement too!!

    – Leslie Gustafson

  • eoconnor
    eoconnorover 2 years ago
    AM SURE YOU WILL LOVE IT BUT BY MARCH IT GETS A LTTLE TIRESOME LOL HAVE FUN IN THE SNOW lIZ
  • Yes, I think I will be ready for the beach by then!! lol

    – Leslie Gustafson

  • artisandelimage
    artisandelimageover 2 years ago

  • Thank you!:-)

    – Leslie Gustafson

  • © Linda Callaghan
    © Linda Callaghanover 2 years ago

    what a lovely painting Leslie….sooo winter! and a cute bird indeed!

  • Thank you Linda!! Merry Christmas!!

    – Leslie Gustafson

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