Monday, February 6, 2012

In Process

This is the project that is currently on my easel. It is a pitcher of hydrangeas. Right now the hydrangeas are "percolating" while I figure out how I want to render them. This is about 8x10 pastel on the new Mi-Teintes Touch paper.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Just off my easel

I just finished this painting. It is from a graphite drawing I did a few years ago. It has been percolating for a while as I decided what to do with it. It is 7x10, pastel on the new Mi-Teintes Touch paper.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Tea, Anyone?

This is a little piece that I just finished. It is about 7x7, pastel on PastelMat paper. I am going to put it in my exhibit at Linger Longer, a coffee shop in Allegany, NY, in March.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

From the Toy Box

I'm trying out a new brand of pastels tonight. They are inexpensive and I wanted to see if they would be a good choice for when I am teaching a class and have to provide all of the materials like happens with conventions. I don't think I love them and I will probably stick to the brand I have been using. But I ended up with a cute little piece for my effort. I tossed a stuffed ladybug and a couple of antique or vintage building blocks on the table and painted them. This piece is 4x6 and is done on ArtSpectrum Colorfix paper.

Monday, January 9, 2012


It cannot possibly be this long since I have posted to my blog. According to the records, it was September. I have been very busy since then and I can't imagine that I haven't posted anything. Anyway, her is a commissioned portrait that I finished right before Christmas. This little Jack Russel is bright and perky. His portrait is done in pastel and is matted to 10x10. It is done on PastelMat using a variety of brands of pastels.

Saturday, September 10, 2011


I have been working on an orchid painting. This painting is pastel on 6x12 PastelBord. I approached the painting by first doing an underpainting in Sienna tones. Once the underpainting was finished, the background was next. Then it was time to start working on the flowers. Here is a sequence of step-by-step photos. The painting isn't finished yet, but it will be soon.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Artichoke and Lemons - finished

The Artichoke and Lemons is finished. The finished size is about 9x12. This is pastel on PastelMat paper. Next, I need to get it in a frame.