Monday, August 30, 2010


Joe#2, originally uploaded by debifitz.

After working on Joe's pants... lots of great colors... purples, pinks and blues. Not exactly what you would expect from khakis.

Fall is right around the corner here in Florida! I love the way the air changes. it is only just a hint. But the temp drops a couple of degrees and the humidity lessens. The air actually smells different! Just when I have lost my patience with summer! But I guess everyone around the country feels that way too... it has really been one long hot summer! I am ready for the cooler temperatures!!

Saturday, August 28, 2010


Joe#1, originally uploaded by debifitz.

This is the first couple of days... the painting is 36"X48"... so it is taking a bit of time to get the first coat of paint on! These ferns are going to give fits! I can tell already! The back ground is a little different with all the yellows and bright greens... should be fun!


Joe, originally uploaded by debifitz.

This is the main photo for the painting I am working on now. I have a better face for Joe from another photo... but everything else is coming from this photo.

Saturday, August 21, 2010


Frederic, originally uploaded by debifitz.

This is another pastel that I completed several weeks ago. This is Frederic again!! I have now done his portrait 3 times! I guess that practically makes him famous!! Those that know him think so too!! I got to pick out the framing for this one! That is always a treat for me... so many of them I never see after I ship them out. But this client (along with several others) love my framer. And they trust my taste in frames. I have another one to do for this client/friend. She is one of several clients that have become good friends over the years. One of the perks of this business!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010


Player, originally uploaded by debifitz.

Been gone for a while... I had a trip and came home to having to buy a new computer..... :( !! What an ordeal! Much more aggravating than starting from scratch! I love my new computer... got a mac mini... really nice.... so much faster!! And I have been blaming my broad band connection this whole time!! It has been the setting up that has been the source of my irritation! I have been having an awful time trying to get my printer and scanner to work on the new computer. Been on the phone for days (it seems like!!) with epson and apple! Managed to get the printer going... still working on the scanner. And then I had to upgrade photo shop... CS2 would not run on my lap top and definitely not on my new mac mini... so had to do that too... of course that has been fun... so much new stuff to learn. And of course now I need a whole new library of books! Anyone need some books on photo shop CS2?!!
So I will be putting 2 new pastels on the blog and I am working on a large oil painting ... which I will be doing a progression for the blog. So more posts to come!
This is a pastel of a lovely hunter named Player. It is done on suede mat board and is 20"X26".