Blue lightbulb pastel painting


  8 1/2″ x 6″ pastel painting (unframed) $100 BUY at DailyPainters I couldn’t find anything I wanted to paint yesterday, even though I have many ideas on hold, and then I saw the lightbulb on my drafting table. Why not . .the symbol for ideas ;-) The colors are as accurate as I could get them in Photoshop. Please…

Single Rose pastel painting


  6″ x 7 1/2 pastel painting (unframed) FOR SALE at Daily Paintworks After painting the lilac bouquet, as frequently planned, I thought it would be fun to create a flower series. As often happens the plan changes once I find a new subject that excites me. So far the plan continues on. I gave myself a time limit of…

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.