Tag Archives: pastel

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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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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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 the end of January and […]

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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 my brain around the plastic […]

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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 scanner and in Photoshop, some […]

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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 for me.  It’s impossible to […]

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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 to the painting.     […]

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