Saturday, December 26, 2009


Hope all bloggers and blogger readers had a great holiday. I spent a few hours developing a web site for my artwork. Take a look and comments and criticisms are welcome. WWW.ANNEMARIEPROPST.COM

Link to it on the right!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Tangerine Bouquet

I recently completed a self study course from Mark Carder on still life oil painting. I really enjoyed the concepts in realism which I don't often strive for. I enjoy loose impressionism both in my art and in the art of others. But, the Carder method does provide great mixing and drawing technqiues. Here is my painting using this method in oil.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Monday, December 14, 2009

Happy Holidays

This was an experiment that seemed to work. I took simple gatorboard and used pumice mixed with gesso and make a ground with! it was a bit like finger painting. I let it dry and then sketched the ornaments and painted with pastels. The rough background really make it interesting. So, HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

White Shirt - Commission

9 x 12 inch very impressionist view of Caroline in a white shirt. Pastel on Wallis Paper on Board.

Blue Shirt - Commission

9 x 12 inch very impressionist view of Cade in a blue shirt. Pastel on Wallis Paper mounted on board.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

New Items In Etsy

I received some requests for small works that would be appropriate for Christmas gifts of art. I have posted four in Etsy and hope you all have a Happy Holiday.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Poodle Power- SOLD

Spotted this poodle on the streets of Hendersonville and asked permission to photograph the regal princess. I forgot to photograph prior to framing under glass so the photograph is unusual. FOR SALE BY CONTACTING THE ARTIST -

Monday, November 2, 2009

Ring Around the Roses - Contact Artist for Sale info

7 x 9 inch Pastel of beautiful child playing her favorite game...Ring Around the Roses!

Pink Barn - Contact artist for sale information

This is a 9 x 12 inch impressionist look at what used to be a red its pink. Pastel on Wallis paper.

Lavender - NFS - Commission

This is a 7 x 9 inch pastel commissioned by a new friend in Texas.

Monday, October 19, 2009

For Becca

This is a NFS Commission in pastel. The profit made on this painting will be donated to Another Chance for English Setters, a rescue organization that does amazing work helping these graceful dogs.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Jar #1

This is a small 7 inch x 9 inch pastel of a lone flower in a jar. Colors are vibrant and visible impressionist strokes.

Up on the Roof

This is a 9 x 12 inch pastel which was a challenge from Karin Jurick. The topic was a rooftop scene in California. I was not attracted to the topic so this was a real challenge!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Trick or Treat (contact artist for purchase)

This was a "just for fun" pastel painting that is 9 x 12. I especially really like the way the little girls costume turned out. It is available if there is a special request. If you have an interest, email me at and we can discuss.

Starfish - Commission (NFS)

This is a 9 x 12 inch pastel that was done as a special request. The paper color was a soft gold by Sennelier. The colors are soft as well with visible strokes. I am so pleased with this one!

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Another View of Cupcakes

Last week's painting challenge was of cupcakes. I did an oil which was previously posted on Karin Jurick's challenge page and is for sale at My Etsy. I decided to try it again with pastel and this is the result. 12 x 12 inch.

Crab Dinner

This is a pastel painting of a crab dinner. This will be posted for sale in My Etsy.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Cupcakes - For Sale in Etsy

This is my submission for Karin Jurick's latest challenge. Cupcakes is oil on board and is a 6 x 6 inch square original painting. It is for sale in my Etsy shop.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Big Sofa, Little Dog (NFS)

This Jack Russell looks so sweet sleeping on the big leather sofa. This is acrylic on hot pressed paper and is a gift for Deena who owns this precious pup. This one's for you Deena!

Monday, August 17, 2009

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

The Peach Jacket

This is a 12 x 14 inch painting of a little girl in a peach jacket. I spotted her at the Coon Dog Festival which is held annually in Saluda, NC. She was so interested in a puppy playing on the ground. She is painted in casein on watercolor board.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Denim Man for DSDF challenge

This is casein and acrylic on masonite. This is my entry in Karin Jurick's DSDF challenge for this week.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Casein - Boats in Harbor

The Masters often used paint called Casein which is a milk based paint. I happened to come across some in an art store and thought how much fun it would be to try it. This is a small painting, 6 x 6 inches, done on masonite. Casein has a lovely matte finish. After it dried, I applied the recommended varnish which did not disturb the calm finish. I will definitely order more and try this on a bigger painting.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Meet me there!

This is am impressionistic view of a street in Georgetown near DC. It is painted with acrylics on raw linen.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

The Red Towel

This is what all moms should be doing on this Mother's Day. Happy Mother's Day to all!

In Memory of Spenser

This beautiful Sheltie is Spenser Lindsay and this is done in memory of a great and gorgeous dog. NFS

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

NY Streets

This is a small painting for submission to the Karin Jurick Different Stokes challenge. For sale in Etsy.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009


This was done from a photo taken by a friend of his children at the beach. I couldn't resist the sweet embrace and the bright sunlight on the sister's face. This is for sale in my Etsy store - link to the right>

Sunday, April 19, 2009


And this is Caroline's older brother. Again, I hope the parents like this as he is just adorable. I loved that his hair was blowing in the breeze.


Caroline is a commission of a friend's daughter. I hope I have done her justice as she has the most amazing blue eyes and gorgeous blond curls.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009


Courtney and Paul, dear friends, asked that I paint their gorgeous black pug, Rudy. This is my attempt and I hope that they will like it. This ones for you, Rudy!

Sunday, April 5, 2009


The beautiful weather today got me in the mood for a beach trip. Hope you enjoy viewing this acrylic original on linen canvas.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Greyhound Donation

This painting has been donated to a silent auction to save greyhounds in the Florida area. I hope it helps some of this graceful, and oh so sweet dogs.

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Lucas version Two

This is a custom order of Lucas which is larger than the previous one requested. Isn't he adorable. This one is for Karen in Mass.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

City Streets

Always a challenge for me is any type of architecture. I enjoy figurative work much more but am trying to expand by doing some cityscapes.


Small work on linen of girl hailing cab in beautiful NYC.