Warming up with a study

Familiar Path
4' x 4" pastel study

When I schedule a studio day and do not have a particular plan, sometimes it takes a while to get started. The first step  normally includes reviewing my growing file of reference photos, if something excites me, the next step is a simple sketch or notan ( a value study using 3 gray scale markers). […]


Seeking inspiration is a personal thing, We all have our methods to fuel our creativity.  I find it helpful to look at what other artists are creating, especially in your medium.  For a tremendous online pastel show, I suggest visiting the International Association of Pastel Societies web show, simply click here You will not be […]

Painting in themes

Reference Photo

December 10, 2013 I am ready for a new pastel painting theme, having had a great time with painting marshes and trees throughout the summer and fall. Since we are in between seasons here in New England, I went to my reference files for inspiration. Was attracted to some barns, sheds and shacks in my […]