This is an image of one of my paintings from the first year I started painting and watercolor was my first media.  It was done from a photo I took in Italy over 25 years ago.  I started my fine art education with the traditional theories and rules of realism as you can see. www.danniellemick.com

This is an image of one of my paintings from the first year I started painting and watercolor was my first media. It was done from a photo I took in Italy over 25 years ago. I started my fine art education with the traditional theories and rules of realism as you can see. www.danniellemick.com

I thought I would share with you the pastel version I am working on of the watercolor I shared last week.  It's always interesting to try the same subject in different media. www.danniellemick.com

I thought I would share with you the pastel version I am working on of the watercolor I shared last week. It's always interesting to try the same subject in different media. www.danniellemick.com

This is a pastel plein aire study I did this week while visiting a friend at her lake house. Again, very loose just blocking in color and shapes. It was a perfect day. www.danniellemick.com

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This is a pastel plein aire study I did this week while visiting a friend at her lake house. Again, very loose just blocking in color and shapes. It was a perfect day. www.danniellemick.com

A new season is upon us as I look across the lake. The sun is still bright and I’m seeing multi-colored hues of gold, amber and plum. This is a pastel study I did keeping it very loose and minimal.  www.danniellemick.com

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A new season is upon us as I look across the lake. The sun is still bright and I’m seeing multi-colored hues of gold, amber and plum. This is a pastel study I did keeping it very loose and minimal. www.danniellemick.com

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This is a pastel painting I did last week.  It's one of my favorite places to go, Provincetown, MA.  The tiny cottages on the narrow streets with the old fashioned telephone poles speak to me.  The sun was just going down with this warm glow cast over the city.  www.danniellemick.com  www.lakesideartstudio.com

This is a pastel painting I did last week. It's one of my favorite places to go, Provincetown, MA. The tiny cottages on the narrow streets with the old fashioned telephone poles speak to me. The sun was just going down with this warm glow cast over the city. www.danniellemick.com www.lakesideartstudio.com

This week we are getting ready for plein aire painting. This is a quick, 2 minute demo on using a red surface for the background color to compliment all the greens that  will be in the spring landscape.  www.danniellemick.com  www.lakesideartstudio.com

This week we are getting ready for plein aire painting. This is a quick, 2 minute demo on using a red surface for the background color to compliment all the greens that will be in the spring landscape. www.danniellemick.com www.lakesideartstudio.com

Hello, I spent the day in LBI last week and it was the most perfect day.  I took tons of photographs of the crashing waves, one of my favorite subjects.  This is a pastel I did with a more dreamy approach, no hard edges. Enjoy!

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Hello, I spent the day in LBI last week and it was the most perfect day. I took tons of photographs of the crashing waves, one of my favorite subjects. This is a pastel I did with a more dreamy approach, no hard edges. Enjoy!

The gift-giving season is upon us! Give your loved one the gift of art! Lakeside Art Studio Gift Certificates are available year round and can be used towards classes, workshops, private lessons or other custom programs.  www.danniellemick.com  www.lakesideartstudio.com

The gift-giving season is upon us! Give your loved one the gift of art! Lakeside Art Studio Gift Certificates are available year round and can be used towards classes, workshops, private lessons or other custom programs. www.danniellemick.com www.lakesideartstudio.com

I was going through some old photos and found an amazing image of Hurricane Earl from 2010, LBI.  I am always fascinated with the ocean during these natural occurrences; the sheer power and force of the water.  This is a detail from my most recent pastel painting.  www.danniellemick.com  www.lakesideartstudio.com

I was going through some old photos and found an amazing image of Hurricane Earl from 2010, LBI. I am always fascinated with the ocean during these natural occurrences; the sheer power and force of the water. This is a detail from my most recent pastel painting. www.danniellemick.com www.lakesideartstudio.com

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