Monday, April 16, 2018

Cafe in Croatia

I've been wanting to do this image for a while since I love the window and doors but the chairs scared me.  Anyway, tried it today...12 x 12 oil on canvas

Thursday, April 12, 2018

beach group

Struggled with this one in the studio.  16 x 20 oil on canvas.  Hard to make the people not compete with each other.  Putting it away for now

Sunday, April 8, 2018

Prix de Pastel IAPS

I am truly find out that my pastel, Golden Light, was chosen Prix de Pastel at the 2018 International Association of Pastel Societies National juried show in Tacoma.  This is the top award given, and given the amazing work that was on display, I am humbled and yes, amazed.

Check out this fabulous show at

Monday, April 2, 2018

Pastel demo for Monday class

My Monday morning oil class has some pastelists and they wanted a demo in pastel.  This is 9 x 12 on Art Spectrum Colorfix paper

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Monday, March 26, 2018

Vermont Road

This is my 11 x 14 oil demo this morning.  I reinforced the idea that instead of copying the photo, look at the abstraction of light and dark values and colors and place them on the canvas and "allow" the image to emerge in this way.