Lilacs in Vase pastel painting


Lilacs Vase 8″ x 10″ pastel painting. unframed BUY NOW at ETSY   I worked from a photo I took of lilacs that were picked from my yard last year. I’ve been hesitant to paint it until today. Floral arrangements and any grouping of flowers is the most intimidating subject for me.  It’s impossible to keep track of all the…

Commissioned pastel painting of Emma


I just finished this 8″ x 10″ portrait of Emma, a golden labrador. As with any painting it had it’s challenges. The biggest was trying to keep it loose enough and yet have enough detail to recognize her. The other challenge was the colors. There were so many variations of white and yellow. Too deep of a color would upset…

Commissioned dog portrait


10″ x 8″ pastel painting Just before Christmas I was commissioned to paint Bentley Rose who passed away recently. I haven’t been able to share it until now because it was a surprise. Many of my dog and cat commissions are of family pets who have died. It makes me happy to be able to provide a service that helps…

cupcake painting

Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays


I want to wish you all a joyous and peaceful Holiday season and thank you for your continued support throughout the year!  This is a very special Christmas time for my family. Two of my sons, who lived in Arizona (close to 3,000 miles away), recently moved back to the East Coast! This will be our first complete family holiday…

Holiday Gift pet portraits


It’s that time of year again when we’re searching for that perfect gift for someone special in our lives. For the pet lover an original portrait is a perfect gift!  (of course you can order a portrait for yourself also. The process is the same. Just add a note to the payment that it’s for you) When you purchase your…

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 to the painting.              

Snowman Snow Globe still life painting and wip SOLD


6″ x 6″ pastel painting, unframed SOLD   I’ve been wanting to paint a holiday subject so here it is. A number of years ago I painted this snow globe in acrylics. The goldfish is not in my snow globe but I thought she was a nice addition. It’s almost that time already to bring out the snowglobes. This year will…

Red Hot Peppers still life painting


  7″ x 8″ pastel painting, unframed $150 plus $8 for shipping and handling within the continental US Please E-mail me for international rates     I painted this yesterday and I had to laugh because I staged these peppers in so many ways, using a flashlight overhead, to get the shadows just right. So much work for such a…