Tag Archives: pastels

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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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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Snowman Snow Globe still life painting and wip SOLD

6″ x 6″ pastel painting, unframed SOLD   I’ve been wanting to paint a holiday subject so here it is. A number of years ago I painted this snow globe in acrylics. The goldfish is not in my snow globe but I thought she was a nice addition. It’s almost that time already to bring out […]

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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 the other hand, maintaining the […]

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Oranges in a Bowl still life pastel painting SOLD

6″ by 6″  pastel painting, unframed SOLD  This painting almost didn’t make it to my blog. The background colors were light and dark grey causing the colors of the fruit and bowl to look muted. Sometimes I don’t notice the problem immediately.  I took a break and when I came back the “light went on”. […]

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A Plum still life pastel painting

  6″ by 6″  pastel painting, unframed $75 plus $8 for shipping within the continental US Please E-mail me for international rates     The plum is one of my favorite fruit subjects. I’ve painted more than a few and they all look different. It’s dependent on the light source, the paper I use and […]

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