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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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Four Rocks cairn painting

“Compliments” 6″ x 6″ acrylic painting on panel $75 BUY NOW at Daily PaintWorks More rocks precariously balanced. These were more of a challenge to set up than the last painting. Until an hour ago I didn’t think this painting would make it. Originally I painted a sunset background with light green at the top and […]

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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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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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Morning Mist in Maine pastel landscape painting

 Day 18 of the 30 in 30 painting challenge 5″ x 7″ pastel painting  For a number of years we had family vacations in Rangeley, Maine.  The reference photo for this painting was taken on Rangeley Lake. It’s one of  my favorite parts of the country and I suspect we’ll be vacationing there again soon! […]

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Clear Day salt marsh pastel landscape painting

 Day 13 of the 30 in 30 painting challenge 5″ x 7″ pastel painting It’s official . . I’m hooked on painting salt marshes. I’m looking forward to taking more photos tomorrow! Some of the nuances of color don’t translate as well in digital format as I’d like them to. The good news is that […]

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