• Still life donut and video

    “One Bite” 8″ x 8″ pastel painting $100 with free shipping at ETSY One Bite is another piece that I painted for my YouTube videos. I’m keeping it relatively simple so that the followers can see that it’s possible for them to do as beginning pastel painters. This was a…

  • Still life Clementine and video

    “Clementine” 5″ x 6.5″ pastel painting $75 / BUY NOW at ETSY I’ve had a YouTube channel for a number of years where I share instructional videos for the beginner pastel painter. I fell behind on creating videos and I’m now attempting to get back on track. It’s so rewarding…

  • Commissioned cat portrait

    8″ x 8″ commissioned portrait soft pastels SOLD This was a fun portrait to work on. I’m never quite sure when to stop adding details. I prefer that my portrait work has a painterly quality so I stopped here. This might be the last painting I do for the month.…

  • Tipping Rocks cairn painting

    “Tipping” 6″ x 6″ pastel painting, unframed $75 BUY NOW at Daily PaintWorks It’s the ninth day of the creative February challenge and I’m a bit behind. I have other things on my plate so I’ll post to the Facebook page when I can.  I painted this same grouping in…

  • Perfect Balance cairn painting

    “Perfect Balance” 6″ x 6″ pastel painting, unframed $75 BUY NOW at ETSY It’s the fifth day of the creative February challenge and I decided to use my pastels today. After I set these up I brought in a light to cast the shadows. I probably took about 20 photos…

  • Rock balance painting

    “Balance” 6″ x 6″ acrylic painting on a hardboard panel SOLD A study in grayscale. I set up these rocks which I have in my living room. It took me a while (not too long though) to get the top rock balanced because of it’s curve.  I’m really enjoying the…

  • 13 Rocks cairn painting

      “13 Rocks” acrylic painting on wood board 10″ x 10″ $150 at Daily Paintworks The rocks are gradually becoming more of a passion to paint.  I ran out of my usual surfaces to paint on so I used a wood board which I bought at an art supply store…

  • Stacked Rocks acrylic painting

    6″ x 6″ acrylic painting, on board $75 BUY NOW at Etsy I thought I’d continue with painting flowers this morning, but as beautiful as they are I really love rocks more. “They” always say paint what you love. I must say that I struggle with that advice. I love…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…