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


This is my latest commission: Molly, a Maltipoo, who recently passed away. This was a gift to her owners. This is pastel on Canson paper, 11″ x 14″


“Sharing” Pastel on 11″ x 14″ Jack Richeson Premium Pastel Surface Gator Foam board. This is the first time I have used this, I really like it, it takes a lot of pastel (there are a lot of greens in the lily pads) This picture … Continue readingSharing

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