Julie Greg, for example. I have known of this artist for some years and she has been a big inspiration for me. Whenever I wanted to draw something and couldn't come up with good ideas I would look at her beautiful pastel work. Here are some samples:
|Learning to Fly|
|Power and Grace|
I lie how she has done the background for this, it is abstracted to show off the dear but you can tell it is a grassy woodland scene and can even see blue sky through the tree tops.
Julie Greg has also done a series on shepherds with their horses and dogs. Beautiful pieces are they not!
You can follow her on her blog, though she dose not post very regularly, or see more work in her website gallery. Julie Greg on Facebook
So what do you think? Recon I could become that good an artist one day!