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G and Me at the Sea ... A Moment of Wonder by Leslie Gustafson

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Pastel painting of my Grandaughter Genevieve and myself in amazement at the Sea of Cortez in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. Created for the Sojie 19 Figurative Workshop.

September 2012 Juried Invitational Exhibition

18″ × 24″ Pastel on Pastel Archival Card
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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 24 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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  • Jim Phillips
    Jim Phillipsover 2 years ago

    Lovely work Leslie, that nice that you had a good close relationship with your grandmother.

  • Thank you Jim!! We moved here to Colorado a year ago to be with the family. 2 Grandbabies so far : Isaac 2 and Genevieve 4. Its a huge blessing, as you know, to be with the Grandkids:-)

    – Leslie Gustafson

  • F.A. Moore
    F.A. Mooreover 2 years ago

    Well I’m in amazement too of your Sea of Cortez— what a fresh, luminous, jewel like sea. Love that you have captured this precious moment so beautifully in paint, Leslie!

  • Thank you so very much Frannie! Your encouragement and the Workshops are such a blessing!!

    – Leslie Gustafson

  • ©Janis Zroback
    ©Janis Zrobackover 2 years ago

    It turned out really well Leslie…congratulations on a beautiful painting…

  • Thanks so much Janis! :-)

    – Leslie Gustafson

  • Samantha Aplin
    Samantha Aplinover 2 years ago

    Fantastic artwork Leslie

  • Thank you Samantha!!

    – Leslie Gustafson

  • Terri Maddock
    Terri Maddockover 2 years ago

    Wonderful painting Leslie, beautiful colours & such a great time with your granddaughter

  • Thank you Terri!! She is a darling, bright, feisty 4 year old ! :-)

    – Leslie Gustafson

  • Dianne  Ilka
    Dianne Ilkaover 2 years ago

    This is fantastic Leslie!

  • Thanks Dianne!! :-D

    – Leslie Gustafson

  • Elizabeth Bravo
    Elizabeth Bravoover 2 years ago

    This really turned out so lovely Leslie….what a wonderful piece. And I think it will be one you will always treasure!!. I remember the first time that I went to the beach with my grandson……he was so amazed at the waves. It was so special!!

  • Thank you Elizabeth!! You look too young to have a Grandson!

    – Leslie Gustafson

  • Mel
    Mel Brackstone...over 2 years ago

    Leslie I keep getting lost in the forum, so figured I’d come over here and tell you that I’m very impressed with this result! Wonderful feel to this, and loving how it all feels so right! Beautiful treatment of water sky and humans!

  • Thank you so much Mel!! I appreciated your “Wow” comment in the forum, and then thought, “I hope it’s a good wow!” lol. I am glad you like it :-)

    – Leslie Gustafson

  • © Pauline Wherrell
    © Pauline Wher...over 2 years ago

    Beautiful interpretation Leslie

  • Thank you kindly Pauline! :-)

    – Leslie Gustafson

  • Elizabeth Bravo
    Elizabeth Bravoover 2 years ago

    This work has been nominated to show in the
    September 2012 Juried Invitational of Solo Exhibition,
    SoJIE 19 – ‘the Human Figure’.
    To enter this work into the show, now, click
    the banner, follow instructions….

  • YAY!!!!!! Thank you so much!!!!!

    – Leslie Gustafson

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