• Clouds and Trees landscape pastel painting

     Day 23 of the 30 in 30 painting challenge 5″ x 7″ pastel painting I painted this landscape scene in acrylics many years ago. I loved the composition so I painted something similar in pastel. Thinking about what to paint tomorrow. My days are planned out more than usual with…

  • Netherlands Road landscape painting

     Day 21 of the 30 in 30 painting challenge 5″ x 7″ pastel painting I wasn’t sure what I wanted to paint and then I remembered Google maps! I’m a native of The Netherlands and I’ve also loved the landscape there even though it’s quite flat. So I went “driving”…

  • Reflections on the Lake pastel landscape

     Day 20 of the 30 in 30 painting challenge 5″ x 7″ pastel painting NFS Another scene that makes me think of Maine. I’m happy to have made it through day 20 of my landscape challenge. I’m gaining more and more admiration for the landscape artists I know. I’m happy with…

  • 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…

  • Early Dusk landscape pastel painting

    Day 8 of the 30 in 30 painting challenge 5″ x 7″ pastel painting Another landscape which I’ve been wanting to paint for some time. It could be almost anywhere in New England, where I live. I always have a favorite part of the painting. In this one it’s the turquoise…

  • View at the Lake landscape pastel painting

      Day 4 of the 30 in 30 painting challenge This painting is a lake scene which was my view while dining at a local restaurant in Mendon, MA. I’m really loving the process of committing to a landscape painting each day. Again, my focus was on keeping it loose and…

  • Rice City Pond SOLD

    7″ x 5″ unframed pastel ¬†SOLD Aside from running my own blog I also maintain a blog for painters who enjoy monthly painting challenges. We’ve had a good group going since October of 2011. We have painters submitting their work from all over the world! You can see the work…