Regina Calton Burchett – Pastels & Drawing

Art for the sake of creating – pastel paintings, drawings, photos and writing

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“Soaring One”, pastel 7.5 x 10

April 19th, 2014 · 1 Comment

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I finished this one on Thursday, after a long period of not having time to paint. Am so excited to be back in the studio, getting ready for my presentation for the Appalachian Pastel Society in May!

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“Passages”, pastel, 11×14

March 7th, 2014 · 1 Comment

passages

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“Moving East”, pastel, 16×20

January 28th, 2014 · 1 Comment

moving_east

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Work in Progress – “To the East”, 1/24/14

January 24th, 2014 · 2 Comments

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Work In Progress – “To the East”

January 19th, 2014 · 2 Comments

I started this last Wednesday – probably about halfway there… painting from my photo of a beautiful North Carolina storm moving to the eastto the east WIP

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Drew’s Yard

January 16th, 2014 · 2 Comments

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I started this painting of my nephew’s yard right after we moved to North Carolina and my studio consisted of a kitchen at that point. Glad to finish this piece – it was a beautiful morning and the start of many new things.

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Finding your way as an artist: Comfort Art to Inspiring Art

January 6th, 2014 · 2 Comments

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When I look back on my own work, or that of other artists, it occurs to me that we find our way toward our highest and best work slowly but naturally. We might start out thinking we love to paint still lifes the most, but it becomes obvious to us over time that we’re really better at landscapes.

Years ago, when I would get discouraged with my painting progress or have an extended period of low sales, I would go to my studio and draw apples, or pears. They were my “comfort art”. I knew I could draw them or paint them, and that helped to restore my happiness and confidence at being an artist.

Since that time, I’ve discovered that what I love painting the most is skies. I wouldn’t have thought that, when I started painting with pastels fifteen years ago. Skies were just a background for me then, to showcase trees and hills and ponds. I still love to paint those things, but when I’m in my studio and have my music cranked up (Thanks, Josh Groban) and I’m working on a sky painting, it is pure bliss for me. It is uplifting to my entire being. I feel that I am doing what I was meant to do, and with the grace of God, will continue to do so.

Soli Deo gloria

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Morning Light – Pastel – 36″x24″

January 3rd, 2014 · 2 Comments

"Morning Sky"

“Morning Sky”

My first finished painting of 2014. I started this back in October or November, and worked on it while also working of several other pieces.

Now I’m at a loss – I have no pieces in progress! That doesn’t happen very often.

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Break in the Storm Clouds II

December 14th, 2013 · No Comments

Finished 12/13/13 – Break in the Storm Clouds II, Pastel, 24″ x 18″
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The Galleries – Concord, NC: Human Nature Exhibit, January 21 – March 13, 2014

December 14th, 2013 · 2 Comments

I was very honored to be invited to exhibit nine of my sky pieces at The Galleries – Four galleries on the first floor of the 1876 historic Cabarrus courthouse which display regional and national artists working in a variety of media.

The exhibit is titled “Human Nature”, Works depicting figures and landscapes in a variety of media.

sky shadows

rainingbarn

goodday

smithvillerising2

carolina_sky

reach

lemonclouds

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And one more work in progress…

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