Regina Calton Burchett – Pastels & Drawing

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

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Kay’s Beach, pastel, 12×16

July 13th, 2014 · 1 Comment

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My sister Kay and I got to stay at Myrtle Beach, SC in June. While sitting under a beach umbrella, I painted most of this, trying hard to memorize those particular clouds that passed when we first arrived on the beach.

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Chasing

July 2nd, 2014 · 1 Comment

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“Chasing”, pastel, 11″x14″

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Higher, pastel, 11×14

May 27th, 2014 · 2 Comments

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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

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“Moving East”, pastel, 16×20

January 28th, 2014 · 1 Comment

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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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