Bird of paradise

“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.


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

Mrs. Kingfisher

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

Grapes in a Glass

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.

New Sketches

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.