• 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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. …

  • 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…

  • Organic Apple 2 pastel still life painting

    6″ by 6″  pastel painting, unframed Click to Bid    I had so much fun painting the last organic apple so I decided to paint another. My daughter gave me many photos to use and they all look so different. It’s a fun subject. I’ve never really enjoyed painting apples…

  • one bite

    One Bite doughnut pastel painting

    “One Bite” 5″ x 7″ ┬ápastel painting (unframed) Available at DailyPaintworks art auctions Starting bid is $50 / Buy it Now $100 Click to Bid I love the look of doughnuts but I don’t eat them anymore . . . mostly because my waistline doesn’t like them. Somehow painting them…

  • Alarm Clock pastel painting SOLD

    “Alarm Clock” 8″ x 8″ pastel┬ápainting (unframed) SOLD This painting of an old alarm clock was an experiment in values which I finished a few weeks ago. I couldn’t decide if I wanted to post it mostly because I wasn’t happy with my circles. I’m guessing that perhaps Dali painted…

  • still life painting of a cherry SOLD

    “Still Life Cherry acrylic painting”   SOLD    Third acrylic painting in a series of 8″ x 8″ still lifes. Red has to be the most challenging of colors. Creating various hues of red can be difficult. I’ve found that adding green to darken my red works really well. What next?…

  • glass marble pastel still life painting

    “glass marble still life painting” 8.50″ x 7.50″ pastel painting (unframed) $150 plus $8 for shipping and handling in the continental US   I love painting marbles as an exercise in precision. The light and values are key in creating a successful ┬ápainting. This photo is mostly accurate although the…