• 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…

  • 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…

  • vegetable scraps painting SOLD

    “Veggie Scraps” 8″ x 11″ unframed pastel painting SOLD This painting began as an experiment between realism and abstraction. Although it became mostly realistic I think the various cut veggies take on an abstract look. The inspiration came preparing a meal. I was making crab cakes and had a bunch…

  • Another Simple Pear pastel painting

    “Simple Pear” 5″ x 7″ unframed pastel $100 plus $6 shipping and handling in the US. Please email me for International shipping rates or other inquiries. Day #6 of my painting challenge. When in doubt, paint a pear. For some reason the simple pear is one of my favorite subjects…

  • two carrots SOLD

    “2 Carrots” unframed pastel painting 4″ x 6.50″ SOLD  Day 5 of my painting challenge. A small quickie painting today. I had some things going on today but I didn’t want to skip a day of my challenge. If you’re thinking of a particular still life subject you’d like to…

  • Sugared Doughnut pastel painting

    Sugared Doughnut 7″ x 7″ unframed pastel painting $150 plus $8 for shipping and handling in the US. Please email me for International shipping rates or other inquiries. Painting #4 of my challenge for the month. I thought the challenge I gave myself today would be a breeze.  A sugared…

  • hot chili peppers

    Hot Chili Peppers 7″ x 7″ pastel painting $150 with $8 shipping in the continental US. Please email me for international rates. In 2013 I challenged myself to paint 30 paintings in 30 days. I discovered that I had more time than I thought for painting and regular daily to…

  • Four Eggs

    10″ x 8″ pastel painting SOLD  This is a photo I took of four eggs to share but decided I wanted to paint it instead. If you’re waiting for a new instructional video it will be posted to YouTube soon!

  • Red Onion pastel painting

    Red Onion pastel painting 5″ x 7″ $100 with $6 shipping Please email me for International shipping rates or other inquiries.     It was growing in the kitchen and I had to paint it. My favorite onion and one I use frequently. I’m surprised this one got away. Does…

  • red bowl and apples SOLD

    “Red Bowl and Apples pastel painting” 10″ x 8″, unframed pastel painting SOLD A composition which my students and I are working on. I think they’ve done a great job so far tackling this. There are so many nuances of color to consider in the shadows. Maintaining the roundness of…

  • garlic bulb

    garlic bulb painting SOLD

    18″ x 13 1/2″ garlic bulb pastel painting SOLD I started this painting a month ago. I wasn’t sure it would ever be finished. My mother, who had vascular dementia, gave up eating and drinking during that same time. All we could do was support her. She was 97 years…

  • a plum SOLD

    5″ x 5″ unframed pastel plum painting SOLD Painting twenty four of 30 paintings in 30 days. I’m hooked on painting plums . . . one more and then on to pumpkins.