Tag Archives: pastel painting

Statue of Hope painting

A taste of hope. “Statue Of Hope” 8″ by 17″ framed pastel painting Contact me to purchase. Statue of Hope was hiding in the studio and although it was painted in 2010, it seems appropriate to share now. It is of a local landmark in Hopedale, MA. which was created in 1904. The sculpture stands […]

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Crumpled Dollar painting

8″ x 8″ crumpled dollar pastel painting BUY at ETSY Daily PaintWorks, where I also have my work displayed, has monthly challenges for artists. This month’s challenge was to paint something crumpled. I pinned the dollar to my wall and started painting. Knowing it would be complicated to draw and halfway through I thought “What […]

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Abstract Coffee painting SOLD

6″ x 6″ pastel painting, unframed SOLD I’m stepping out of my comfort zone with this painting of a coffee cup. Abstraction was something I did a lot in my younger years. As I became more detailed with my work, leaning toward realism, painting in the abstract became more of a challenge. Although I want […]

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Paper Folding Fan pastel painting

9.5″ x 6″ pastel painting, unframed $100 + $10 for shipping in the continental US  I was looking through my files for something to paint and found this folding fan which I photographed many years ago. The background and the foreground have more of a pinkish hue. Sometimes Photoshop doesn’t play well. It’s close though! […]

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Reconstructed Peony painting SOLD

“Reconstructed Peony” 18″ x 20″ pastel painting, unframed SOLD I started painting this Peony flower a few years back and never finished it. I’ve been eyeing it for some time and wasn’t sure what direction to today. I started working on it this morning, still not sure where to go, and once I got in […]

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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 and this one won. I […]

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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 […]

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