• Bowl of Yarn acrylic painting

    “Ramen Yarn” 8″ x 8″ acrylic painting on 3/8″ board, painted sides $200 with free shipping in the continental US I was going to knit and once I found this yarn ball in my stash I decided that I’d rather paint it. Since the yarn looks so delicious I named the painting “Ramen Yarn”.  I wish you could see this…

  • Reconstructed Peony painting SOLD

    “Reconstructed Peony” 18″ x 20″ pastel painting, unframed SOLD I started painting this Peony flower a few years back and never finished it. I’ve been eyeing it for some time and wasn’t sure what direction to today. I started working on it this morning, still not sure where to go, and once I got in the groove it took a…

  • ocean water painting SOLD

    20″ x 60″ x 1.5″ unframed acrylic painting, painted sidesSOLD To view a larger version click here. A friend is moving and gave me this canvas. I couldn’t stop looking at it and then realized that an ocean scene would be perfect for this size. I’ve been letting go of my self-branding and it feels really good to paint on…

  • shapes of water

    Shapes of water

    Lately I've felt the need to be more expressive and abstract works lend themselves well to that.

  • Still life donut and video

    “One Bite” 8″ x 8″ pastel painting $100 with free shipping at ETSY One Bite is another piece that I painted for my YouTube videos. I’m keeping it relatively simple so that the followers can see that it’s possible for them to do as beginning pastel painters. This was a fun painting. The reference photo was from a free stock…

  • Still life Clementine and video

    “Clementine” 5″ x 6.5″ pastel painting $75 / BUY NOW at ETSY I’ve had a YouTube channel for a number of years where I share instructional videos for the beginner pastel painter. I fell behind on creating videos and I’m now attempting to get back on track. It’s so rewarding to share what I know about the medium and then…

  • Commissioned cat portrait

    8″ x 8″ commissioned portrait soft pastels SOLD This was a fun portrait to work on. I’m never quite sure when to stop adding details. I prefer that my portrait work has a painterly quality so I stopped here. This might be the last painting I do for the month. I’m having cataract surgery in both eyes and I’m not…

  • Tall Stack cairn painting

    “Tall Stack” 12″ x 16″ x 1 3/8″ acrylic painting, painted sides $375 BUY NOW at ETSY Yes, more rocks. I think this is the longest I’ve continued with a series.  This is number 11 and I might continue. If you’ve seen enough rocks and want to see something specific I’d love to hear from you in the comments below!…

  • Fantasy Rocks cairn painting

    “Fantasy Rocks” 6″ x 6″ pastel painting, unframed $75 BUY NOW at Daily PaintWorks It’s day  10 of the creative February challenge. Once i decided that I couldn’t make the commitment time seemed to open up for me. I’m painting “sketches” for larger painting ideas. This was one of them. The girl was difficult to do with the cataracts. I…

  • Tipping Rocks cairn painting

    “Tipping” 6″ x 6″ pastel painting, unframed $75 BUY NOW at Daily PaintWorks It’s the ninth day of the creative February challenge and I’m a bit behind. I have other things on my plate so I’ll post to the Facebook page when I can.  I painted this same grouping in acrylics last week with a cloud free background. I love…

  • Perfect Balance cairn painting

    “Perfect Balance” 6″ x 6″ pastel painting, unframed $75 BUY NOW at ETSY It’s the fifth day of the creative February challenge and I decided to use my pastels today. After I set these up I brought in a light to cast the shadows. I probably took about 20 photos and this one won. I love the balance of rocks…

  • Two Left Behind cairn painting

    “Two Left Behind” 6″ x 6″ acrylic painting on panel $75 BUY NOW at Daily PaintWorks And yet another rock painting. The fourth day of the creative February challenge. I set these rocks up on my kitchen table. The two left behind were too rounded to balance on the top. This one did not scan well. The colors are off…