“Bird Of Paradise.” Pastel painting of Bird of Paradise in bloom. They are all over Santa Barbara in December, took many pictures of them while visiting my brother there. 8″ x 10″ pastel on Anthacite Pastelmat.
Pet Portrait of Simba and Dublin. A commission I did of two dogs, Simba and Dublin, as a gift for a mother who gave it to her daughter. My reference was from a photograph taken of the two dogs together. This is a 16″ x … Continue readingSimba and Dublin
I am taking an online course with Alain Picard. It is helping me be more painterly with my work, and I am enjoying learning so much from the course. The course consists of monthly lessons, with the themes being landscapes, still lifes and portraits, one … Continue readingPortraits
have been playing around with pastels on dark paper and have been experimenting on black sandpaper I found at the local Hardware store. They have several different grits in dark colors. I did “Mrs. Kingfisher” on 3M paper, No 320. I liked this paper better, … Continue readingMrs. Kingfisher
I have been playing around with pastels on dark paper. I decided to try the black sandpaper I found at the local Hardware store to experiment on. They have several different grits in dark colors. I did the 8″ x 8″ “Watching the Sunset” on … Continue readingWatching the Sunset
This is a still life painting I did several years ago, that I just photographed for my website. This a Pastel on Canson paper, 11 x 14.
This is a pastel painting of a part of my Christmas cactus, which has been in my family for years. It blooms every year for about 2 months. I am trying to be a bit looser with my painting, but it is difficult as I … Continue readingChristmas Cactus
These are two sketches that I did in the pastel class I am taking with Jeri Greenberg at CAMS museum. I am really enjoying this class.
This is a commission I did as a Christmas Gift for a neighbor. It is a picture of a New England home they left behind when they moved to North Carolina. It was a gift to her partner, whose home it was. I had a … Continue readingMassachusetts Farmhouse
My display with my pictures and prints at Dock Dogs at Annsdale Park in Brunswick Forest June 1 and 2. I co-sponsored with Family Dog Natural. It was fun to watch these Dogs having a great time jumping into the water for toys. You can … Continue readingMy display at Dock Dogs