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Work Samples

"O Say Can You See" Pastel, Collin Cessna, 2021, 11" x 14"

Domino Sugar Sign Painting Collin Cessna
Only the letter "O" remained on the Domino Sugar Sign in Baltimore, MD as this pastel painting was created en plein air. It was a breezy day in March as the winds blew across the Inner Harbor. The sun was shining and lovely shades of blue reflected off the water. "O Say Can You See" was created in March of 2020. This is a pastel painting created in plein air by Collin Cessna. A mixture of pan pastels and hard pastels were used to create this piece.

Natty Boh Tower Pastel Painting by Collin Cessna

Natty Boh Tower Pastel Painting by Collin Cessna Baltimore Art
In late October 2021, I set up my easel below the Natty Boh Tower in Canton, MD and painted this scene using a mixture of soft and hard pastels on sand paper. Prints are now available of this painting on my Etsy shop/ Thank you and have a great day, Collin Cessna IG @collin_cessna_artwork

Havre de Grace Bridge Pastel Painting by Collin Cessna 2021

Havre de Grace Painting and Drawing by Collin Cessna
On September 18th 2021, I entered the Maryland Center for the Arts Quickdraw competition and painted this landscape in Havre de Grace, MD. The sun was rising over the water and trains passed by on the bridge as I painted this scene with pastels. The painting placed second in the Maryland Center for the Arts Quickdraw competition. Prints are now available of this painting in my Etsy Shop.

"Key Bridge" Acrylic on Canvas Collin Cessna 2021

Key Bridge Anne Arundel Baltimore County Collin Cessna Artwork
I sat on the edge of Fort Armistead Park and completed this painting of the Key Bridge in July of 2021. I wanted to capture this moment in time and share it with you. This is a 16"x 20" Acrylic on canvas painting.


About Collin

Baltimore County

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Collin Cessna is a visual artist living in Baltimore County Maryland. He studied visual arts at the George Washington Carver Center for Arts and Technology. In college, he studied Environmental Science and worked in the field for several years before returning to a life of creating art. Currently, he has a studio in his Baltimore County home. Collin specializes in painting pet portraits, landscapes, portraiture, and unique custom pieces including saw blade paintings.

Plein Air Landscapes

The landscapes featured here were completed en plein air around Baltimore City, Baltimore County and Harford County in 2021.  When painting in the open I tend to work in pastel because of the immediacy of the medium. On occasion I will use acrylic paints and watercolors while painting en plein air

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