• Boxer acrylic painting

       I’m finally painting again! This is a commissioned acrylic painting of Cassius. He’s my first boxer. I had some challenges along the way. The photo we decided to use was of Cassius covered in snow so I had to do some Photoshop magic to remove it so that I would have a good reference photo. His back was also…

  • Green Pepper warm-up painting

    3.75″ x 5.50″ pastel painting SOLD Now that the holidays are drawing to a close my regular schedule is returning. I’m happy to uncover my pastels once again! This pastel painting of a green pepper is a warm-up for near future still life paintings. I’ll be working on commissions till the end of January and will be available for requests…

  • Etsy art sale

    2018 Holiday Sale

    2018 Studio Sale at Etsy Looking for an original gift this year? I’m having a 20% off sale of my Etsy listings. The images are thumbnails of the paintings and are 16 of the 41 items that are on sale. Please visit my Etsy page to view the images in full. Have a wonderful Holiday Season and stay tuned for…

  • Amazon give-away

    I’m having a give-away at Amazon. 3 winners will be randomly chosen to receive the Still Lifes grayscale coloring book. Congratulations to the first winner –  Kira V.  You can click here to enter for a chance to win. The contest will be running until November 4th. If you are a winner I’d really appreciate a review on Amazon. The number…

  • Illustrations and a Coloring Book

    6 months – I think this is the longest time I’ve gone between posts! Besides summer taking over my time, no complaints, I’ve been sidetracked by a couple of things. In the spring I was hired to illustrate ice cream cones for the labels of Beckon Ice Cream, formally known as Minus the Moo.  It was the first time I…

  • Murder of Crows acrylic painting

    “Murder of Crows” 20″ x 20″ acrylic painting This painting was created for The Attleboro Arts Museum upcoming show entitled “Three”. It’s a juried show which I’m hoping to be a part of. If I’m accepted into the show the painting will be on hold until July 13th. It is available to purchase now. Please email me for purchasing information.…

  • My Morning Coffee still life painting

    6″ x 6″ pastel painting, unframed BUY at Etsy The first thought in the morning after making my coffee is usually “What should I paint today?”. Today it was right in front of me so I placed the coffee in my shadow box so I could get a nice light effect.  This mug is my daily use mug which was…

  • Clementine Orange still life painting

    4.5″ x 8″ original pastel painting of a Clementine Orange unframed SOLD A little dramatic composition that I set up in my still life shadow box for the lighting effect I wanted. I have a few “windows” in the box that let in full light or just a little, depending on how much and where I want light. I was…

  • Wrapped Red Pepper pastel painting

    Wrapped Red Pepper 5 1/2″ x 7″ pastel painting (unframed) BUY for $100 on Etsy (free shipping in the US) Wow. This was so much more challenging than I thought it would be when I sat down to work at the easel this morning! For a while I couldn’t wrap my brain around the plastic wrap. Then I remembered that…

  • Cloudy day landscape

    7″ x 8″ pastel painting, unframed BUY at DailyPaintWorks   Somewhere in Central Pennsylvania. The last time I drove cross country, which was in December of 2017, I took many shots of the cloudy skies along the way. I’ve always had a love of clouds. As frequently happens on my scanner and in Photoshop, some subtleties of color are lost…

  • 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…