• Draped Nude pastel painting

    6.5″ by 6″  pastel painting, unframed $100 plus $8 for shipping within the continental US Please E-mail me for international rates   Another painting from my archives. This nude was painted in 2009 as a study. At the time I had more of an interest in painting the human figure. My direction  gradually changed towards creating more still life paintings.…

  • Standing in the Rain figurative pastel painting

    8″ by 10″  pastel painting, unframed $180 plus $8 for shipping within the continental US Please E-mail me for international rates   I’m busy working on a large commissioned painting. I thought it would be fun to share some older works that are still available for the next week.  I painted this woman in the rain in 2007. During that…

  • Clouds and Trees landscape pastel painting

     Day 23 of the 30 in 30 painting challenge 5″ x 7″ pastel painting I painted this landscape scene in acrylics many years ago. I loved the composition so I painted something similar in pastel. Thinking about what to paint tomorrow. My days are planned out more than usual with the daily painting schedule. It’s a good thing! I’m getting…

  • Van Gogh pastel sketch

     Day 22 of the 30 in 30 painting challenge 8″ x 11″ pastel painting In keeping with yesterday’s theme of the Netherlands I decided to copy Van Gogh’s “Wheatfield with Cypresses”. This was a quick 20 minute sketch. I’m going up to Vermont today  with my husband so there’s not much time to paint. We’re going for a foliage drive…

  • Netherlands Road landscape painting

     Day 21 of the 30 in 30 painting challenge 5″ x 7″ pastel painting I wasn’t sure what I wanted to paint and then I remembered Google maps! I’m a native of The Netherlands and I’ve also loved the landscape there even though it’s quite flat. So I went “driving” around on Google maps and found so many roads that…

  • Reflections on the Lake pastel landscape

     Day 20 of the 30 in 30 painting challenge 5″ x 7″ pastel painting NFS Another scene that makes me think of Maine. I’m happy to have made it through day 20 of my landscape challenge. I’m gaining more and more admiration for the landscape artists I know. I’m happy with this piece but my comfort zone is definitely with still…

  • Blue Moon and clouds pastel painting SOLD

     Day 19 of the 30 in 30 painting challenge 5″ x 7″ pastel painting Just some clouds today. I was pressed for time but wanted to keep up with the commitment to myself to complete a painting a day. A week and half to go!  You can see th paintings of the month on their own page.

  • Morning Mist in Maine pastel landscape painting

     Day 18 of the 30 in 30 painting challenge 5″ x 7″ pastel painting  For a number of years we had family vacations in Rangeley, Maine.  The reference photo for this painting was taken on Rangeley Lake. It’s one of  my favorite parts of the country and I suspect we’ll be vacationing there again soon! $50 plus $8 for shipping.…

  • Above the Marsh Cape Cod pastel painting

     Day 17 of the 30 in 30 painting challenge 5″ x 7″ pastel painting   Painted from another photo I took on a day trip to Gray’s Beach in Yarmouth, Cape Cod. The boardwalk extends over the salt marshes. It was a gray overcast day. As beautiful as it was I hope to get some shots on a sunny day also.…

  • Last Days of Summer pastel beach painting

     Day 16 of the 30 in 30 painting challenge 5″ x 7″ pastel painting   A little beach scene for today’s painting. My favorite time for the beach is coming soon. I love it off season when you can sit on the beach with a hoodie and a blanket enjoying the sounds of the surf. Those tiny people were a…

  • Beach Footprints pastel painting

     Day 15 of the 30 in 30 painting challenge 5″ x 7″ pastel painting I was searching through my landscape images and found a photo my daughter took.  This was a quick morning painting which had some surprising challenges. The biggest was the footprints in the sand. I went with suggestions of them rather than getting into the details. I hope…

  • Ocean Surf pastel painting

     Day 14 of the 30 in 30 painting challenge 5″ x 7″ pastel painting I painted this same ocean scene a couple of weeks ago in acrylic (to the left). I was very happy with the outcome and the simplicity of the composition. I thought I’d try it with pastels. The surface of the pastel paper is very smooth, whereas…