• Strawberry Basket still life pastel painting SOLD

      6″ x 6″ pastel painting, unframed SOLD      This strawberry basket painting was one of the most challenging paintings I’ve worked on. Achieving the likeness of plastic wrap was more difficult than I anticipated! I was going for realism (obviously right?) yet trying to maintain a painterly quality…

  • Clouds and Fields pastel painting SOLD

    SOLD Day 3 of the 30 in 30 painting challenge A quick little landscape painting today. My focus was on keeping it loose.  I’ve always loved watching clouds and painting them.  Every painting has a part which I like the most. In this one I love the foreground colors.

  • Lotus flower pastel painting SOLD

    10″ x 7″ unframed pastel SOLD   An older piece that slipped away. The lotus is one of my favorite flowers along with the calla lily.  An interesting fact – An individual lotus can live for over a thousand years and has the rare ability to revive into activity after a period of being…

  • Coffee and a Crow acrylic painting SOLD

    The Visitor 6″ x 6″ acrylic painting (unframed) painted on panel SOLD I recently sold my last of the morning coffee series of paintings. I love the theme so here’s another with a different slant.  Is it a crow or a raven? I’m not always sure but they are both my…

  • Ready for Summer 2 SOLD

    6″ x 6″ acrylic painting SOLD   I was asked to paint something very similar to the last painting “Ready for Summer” which sold. Since I don’t want 2 people owning the same painting I reversed the umbrella and chair, and also added some clouds. Ahh . .the magic of Photoshop.…

  • Alarm Clock pastel painting SOLD

    “Alarm Clock” 8″ x 8″ pastel painting (unframed) SOLD This painting of an old alarm clock was an experiment in values which I finished a few weeks ago. I couldn’t decide if I wanted to post it mostly because I wasn’t happy with my circles. I’m guessing that perhaps Dali painted…

  • Dramatic Rose pastel painting SOLD

    “Dramatic Rose” 8″ x 8″ pastel painting (unframed) SOLD   I’m back to working with pastels for a while. The vibrancy of colors can not be beat, at least in my experience. I saturated the colors of the petals to bring out more contrast and changes in value. I’m very happy…

  • Sand Castle Dreams acrylic painting SOLD

    “Sand Castle Dreams” 8″ x 8″ x 1″ acrylic painting (unframed) painted on a cradled wood board SOLD A little reminder of the simple things. So many creations start with a simple bucket full of sand. The sand was the biggest challenge in this painting. My favorite part is the sand…

  • lime slice acrylic painting SOLD

    “lime slice acrylic painting” SOLD 8″ x 8″ x 1″ acrylic painting (unframed) painted on a cradled wood board I just finished a larger acrylic painting and had tons of paint left on my palette. What to do? Paint a few simple still lifes.  The next one will probably be a…

  • a day at the beach pastel painting

    A day at the beach SOLD

    “A Day at the Beach” seagull 9″ x 6″ pastel painting (unframed) SOLD   Dally Paintworks, which I’m a member of, has regular art challenges for painters. This weeks challenge is The Summer Vacation. My daughter shared a wonderful photo of a seagull on the beach with me. I’ve been…

  • vegetable scraps painting SOLD

    “Veggie Scraps” 8″ x 11″ unframed pastel painting SOLD This painting began as an experiment between realism and abstraction. Although it became mostly realistic I think the various cut veggies take on an abstract look. The inspiration came preparing a meal. I was making crab cakes and had a bunch…

  • portrait of a child and a dog

    8″ x 8″ pastel painting It was a week of portrait work. Meet my grandson Coen. There were so many photos to choose from and this is one of my favorites. I just love his expression. The reference photo was small and a bit fuzzy so I needed to work out some of the…