Friday, December 27, 2013

Upcoming Workshops

I will be teaching a few workshops in the spring.
In March, I will be in Bonita Springs, FL for a five day pastel workshop:

Aline Ordman - Landscape and Still Life
● Monday - Friday, March 31-April 4, 2014; 9 am – 4 pm
● Demo: Sunday, March 30, 2014; 1 – 3 pm
● Medium: Pastel
● $500 Members/$550 Non-members
● Level: Beginning knowledge of pastel and above
Explore pastel painting using concepts of color in terms of value, intensity and hue in this workshop. Work from either a still life or personal landscape photos. Your first day begins with a lecture about color and how to use it in terms of pastel techniques. This will be followed by a demonstration in which the concepts of design are stressed alongside the use of color. Each day includes a demonstration from the still life set up or photo. Recieve lots of personal attention continuously, to encourage your individual voice. Learn color combinations and pastel strokes through creating paintings and exercises.
In April I will be teaching a two day pastel and oil workshop in Hyannis, MA:

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Horse Racing Watercolor

I am not a watercolorist but I am intrigued.  I have been playing with them and totally appreciate how difficult this art stuff is!  Here is an effort

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Water Wading

Water wading is a 9 x 12 oil demo from class on Monday.  I wanted to create movement and color and keep it loose.  Not sure if it's finished.

Monday, November 25, 2013

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Base of the Mountain

Base of the Mountain is a pastel demo from this morning's pastel class.  I was given a photo one of my students was using and it had a lot going on so simplification was in order.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

6" x 6" Higbee Juried Show

Happy to announce the Oysters and Yellow Cottage have been accepted to the Randy Higbee 6" x 6" National Juried Show

Friday, November 15, 2013

Street Scene Pastel

My demo from my pastel class.  The original photo below  had more elements and I simplified it for this image.  It was a lesson in design as well as color and value.

Monday, November 11, 2013

Saturday, November 9, 2013


Very honored to have Belly Dancer accepted to the IAPS (International Association of Pastel Societies) 23rd annual web exhitibion

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Along the green

This pastel was a demo in my class to show how to work from a photo or landscape but change the colors so that no major color from the photo is really in the final painting.  It is an exercise in understanding value and intensity of colors in relation to the overall painting.

Monday, October 28, 2013

Two horseracing demos

horseracing demo oil

Pastel demo horseracing
These are horseracing demos, one oil for the oil class and one in pastel for the pastel class.  They  aren't done yet.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Sintra Square and workshop update!

Hey all,
This is from our trip to Sintra but I will be teaching a workshop in Croatia end of May, 2015.  Check it out!

Wednesday, October 23, 2013


This decanter and stopper were the demo from oil painting class on Monday.  Continuing the idea of painting without a pre conceived notion of what it is, just looking at shapes, color and value.  The students did quite well!

Thursday, October 17, 2013

pastel demo on glass

This was the demo from pastel class this morning.  The idea was to deal with shape in terms of value and color and not think "glass"  Observation rather than drawing what you think you see.

Monday, October 7, 2013

Portugal Demos

Sintra Couch Oil on board 

Portugues Coast Oil on Board

Sintra Market Street Pastel

Sintra Square Watercolor
 Here are some demos from my fabulous workshop in Portugal with wonderful students. I even did some watercolors which I never do!
View of Sintra Watercolor

Thursday, September 26, 2013

pastel silver demo

A pastel demo to show how to paint silver...don't think silver, just paint the shapes you see til it evolves

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Monday, September 16, 2013

Horses on Parade demo

Horses on Parade is my demo from today's class.  It was all about simplification and movement.

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Just found out that Heading Down the Road will appear in the Competition Spotlight column of The Artist Magazine in a 2014 issue!  It's a 300 word article about the painting and me and I'll update you all when I know the issue!

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Fells Workshop

Fells Gate Pastel

 Demos from workshop at the Fells in Newbury, NH.  Great students and beautiful location.  The final demo was to inspire students who were "sick of green" to have fun with color as long as the values and intensity work
Fells Doorway Pastel

Fells Doorway Oil

Anything but Green oil

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Lily oil 6 x 6

sheep farm pastel 9 x 12

Towards NH  oil 12 x 16
 Just finished teaching a wonderful workshop at the Gibson House in Haverhill, NH in oils and pastels.  Here are the demos.
Teacup and Strawberries   pastel 9 x 12

Sunday, July 28, 2013

More Maine paintings

Red Boat  6 x 6 inches

Rocky  12 x 12 inches
 Last 4 oils from Maine.  Home Maine...miss it
Cliffside   12 x 12 inches

In Harbor  9 x 12 inches

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Monday, July 22, 2013

In Maine

Low Tide 9 x 12 oil
Maine Morning  9 x 12 oil
Quarry Depth   9 x 12 oil
Having a great time in one of my favorite places, Swan's Island, Maine.  Painting away and working on my new website!  It will be up and running soon.

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Pastel Society of America

Happy to announce that "Winterscape" was accepted to the Pastel Society of America's National juried show in NYC

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Artist Magazine Competition

Happy to announce that "Heading Down the Road" is a finalist in the Artist Magazine's 30th Annual Art Competition