• Marbles SOLD

    6″ x 6″ unframed pastel SOLD Day twelve of 30 paintings in 30 days sponsored by Leslie Saeta. I’m still on target with this painting challenge and it’s easier than I thought it would be, and so satisfying! I hope you like the marbles.  

  • green marble

    10.5″ x 24″ pastel painting  unframed Wow. I never thought I’d finish this. It’s been on the easel for at least a month. It was difficult deciding if it was finished up until tonight. I’ve been having fun with the crumpled paper. I decided to include the lines on the index cards…

  • Mason Jar with Marbles SOLD

    7″ by 7″ daily pastel painting, framed SOLD You may already know that I have a collection of marbles. I bought this mason jar full of marbles on EBay. It was quite a steal! I set up this still life yesterday hoping that the sun would shine through the studio…

  • 6 marbles daily painting

    6″ by 6″ daily pastel painting, framed Sometimes I check my hard drive for photos which I never got around to painting. I came across various compositions I took last year of marble groupings. I bought a few batches of marbles in mason jars off EBay. Working small scale can…

  • shooters

    4″ by 7″ daily pastel painting, unframed My shooters that I got off EBay arrived! They are so beautiful. I may share a photo of some of them. I chose the dark background to make the colors pop. Yes . . the yellow one is cracked. $100 with free shipping…

  • balance

    5″ by 8″ daily pastel painting, unframed This is another practice piece for the same larger painting that I mentioned in the last post.A few more and I should be ready to start on the large painting. It will probably incorporate an element of each of these paintings. SOLD

  • experiment 1 SOLD

    8″ by 5″ daily pastel painting, unframed This is a bit of an experiment. I’m planning a painting for the next Connecticut Pastel Society show and this could possibly be part of the painting. I’m still working on multiple sketches. SOLD A bit of news – I won 2 awards…

  • light green marble SOLD

    5″ by 7″ daily pastel painting, unframed Another marble. I’m practicing with various marbles on a small scale for a larger work. My guess is that the larger work will be easier because I won’t have to squeeze my finger tips in little corners to blend the pastel. SOLD

  • variation on Magritte’s The Son of Man

    5″ by 7″ daily pastel painting, unframed I’ve been in love with surrealism as far back as I can remember and have been inspired by the surrealists in my own work. So today’s piece is a variation on Magritte’s painting titled The Son of Man. The original painting is of…

  • checkered floor

    7″ by 10″ daily pastel painting, unframed Another marble. Now how many ways can I represent these little gems without boring myself and everyone else? I have some other ideas but the execution will be a bit of a challenge for a daily painting.Hope you are enjoying these marbles as…

  • three marbles

    7″ by 7″ daily pastel painting, unframed I found an old bag of marbles in the closet and set these up. The last marble painting was referenced from image stock that I had permission to use. I much prefer to set up my own still life. I checked out EBay…

  • orange marble

    5″ by 7″ daily pastel painting, unframed I sold one of my marble paintings this week and it reminded me how much fun these are to paint. I have a few ideas involving marbles for larger surreal pieces for the future. For now I’ll be painting a few more small…