• 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Lilacs in Vase pastel painting

    Lilacs Vase 8″ x 10″ pastel painting. unframed BUY NOW at ETSY   I worked from a photo I took of lilacs that were picked from my yard last year. I’ve been hesitant to paint it until today. Floral arrangements and any grouping of flowers is the most intimidating subject…

  • Strawberry Basket still life pastel painting SOLD

      6″ x 6″ pastel painting, unframed SOLD      This strawberry basket painting was one of the most challenging paintings I’ve worked on. Achieving the likeness of plastic wrap was more difficult than I anticipated! I was going for realism (obviously right?) yet trying to maintain a painterly quality…

  • Ice Cream Sundae still life pastel painting

    5″ x 7″ pastel painting, unframed Click to Bid The temperature outside has dropped in New England and I’m painting ice cream! Well I do love to eat it all though I keep my portions small. The background of the painting is a bit more blue but it’s very close. …

  • Morning Coffee break pastel still life painting SOLD

    6″ by 6″  pastel painting, unframed SOLD     I love my coffee and I’ve also painted quite a number of coffee cups. During the painting process my focus changed from painting a coffee cup to painting circles. Drawing out the circles in the beginning is not too difficult.  On…