• 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.…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Red Hot Peppers still life painting

      7″ x 8″ pastel painting, unframed $150 plus $8 for shipping and handling within the continental US Please E-mail me for international rates     I painted this yesterday and I had to laugh because I staged these peppers in so many ways, using a flashlight overhead, to get…

  • Two Scoops Cone still life pastel painting SOLD

    7″ x 7″ pastel painting, unframed SOLD   It just might be the beginning of an ice cream series. This painting was fun to work on and also had a few challenges. My goal was to have the ice cream look creamy and tempting. I hope it works! I’m planning…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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,…

  • Stacked Rainbow Bowls pastel painting

    6″ by 6″  pastel painting, unframed $75 plus $8 for shipping within the continental US Please E-mail me for international rates     On days I’m not sure what to paint I check out some of the royalty free stock images on the web. I knew I wanted to paint…