Pastel on archival paper: Sunny Yellow
Inspired by the warm colors of a bunch of sunflowers,accented with a blue bottle.
I am an artist inspired by the natural world around me here in Loudoun county. I enjoy traveling the back country roads to find rustic barns, overgrown fields and rural farms. I grew up surrounded by artists: my mother and her interior design skills and watercolors, and my grandmother’s Texas oil paintings.
I work from life, outdoors “en plein air”, and from my own photographs. I enjoy many art mediums: oil, pastel, watercolor, and bead jewelry. I participate in solo shows, regional juried exhibits and have received many awards for my art. I am a longtime member of the Loudoun Sketch Club and a signature member of The Maryland Pastel Society.
Pastel: Quarry Silence
Studio painting from a visit to a quarry in Maine.
Pastel on archival board: Summer Lane
Begun as a plein air painting in Loudoun county, finished up in the studio. Trying to capture the greens of a midsummer day.
Oil: Fields of Gold
Another farm vista in western Loudoun , Trying to capture the golden grasses of late September.
Pastel on archival board: October Glow
My favorite back country road in western Loudoun county is always an inspiration to me, especially in the fall when the light comes streaming through the branches to create a gorgeous golden glow.
Pastel on archival paper: Featherbed Farm
A farm in late winter along a rural road nearby, I am trying to capture the simplicity of the winter season.
Pastel on archival paper: Pause for Nature
We are lucky to have so many rural creeks for inspiration in western Loudoun county. This one happens to meander through Waterford .
Oil: Stone House at Birch Hollow
I love houses built of stone, they fit into the landscape so well. All the variety and irregularity of color and texture are an inspiration.
Pastel: Maid in Waterford
This maid is a reenactor that I snapped a photo of several years ago as she strolled the streets in Waterford. I found her wide brim hat to be very charming.
Pastel: Sun and Shadow
I had been gardening and placed this pot of plants just so that it captured the sun and shade pattern on the floor of my front porch.
Pastel: Green Roof
Trying to capture the simplicity and solid quality of a Leesburg barn at Rockspring Farm.
Available from this artist:
original paintings in pastel and oil, framed and unframed,small matted watercolors, gift cards, beaded jewelry necklaces .
Friday, Saturday, and Sunday
Map and Directions:
Waterford/Leesburg Stop #16
Directions to Loudoun Street Studios:
One door down from the corner of Loudoun and King streets in historic downtown Leesburg. Loudoun Street Studios is on the second floor.
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You can also find this artist
as @lstevensart @LoudounStreetStudios
as Libby Stevens Studio, Loudoun Street Studios, Libby Stevens