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.