Thursday, December 2, 2021

World of Apples


pastel on pastel card 12"x12"

Friday, October 1, 2021

Quince in Chinese Bowl


                                                            pastel on pastel card 20" x 20"

I've been messing about with this pastel still life set up on the floor of my studio, and although I felt excited at the start, my interest petered out. I just want to be out in the forest drawing mushrooms (I've been working often in my nature journal). Thought I'd post it anyhow, even if I never finish it.

Friday, August 27, 2021

White Roses on Red


oil on linen mounted on board 5.75" x 7.75"

Monday, August 23, 2021


oil on linen mounted on board 12" x 12"

A very slow painting, trying to get a sense of rising above time. 

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Gully at Schwenkmill Road

pastel on pastel card 12.5" x 10"

March is one of my favorite months, with the world showing just hints of new life. Here is a scene from a walk I like to take,  on a rainy day and with a road gully overflowing. 


Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Fields of Blue (favorite vase)


pastel on pastel card 11.5" x 20"

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Standing Peppers

pastel on pastel card 10" x 8" 

I've been hosting a "Paint Your Veggies" group on Sunday afternoons, and this past Sunday the subject was peppers. Our group has fun together, and we inspire each other. 

Sunday, January 24, 2021

Peace Valley, January Afternoon

pastel on pastel card 12.5" x 11.5"
I'm still finding my way with pastels. Heck, all art-making is finding your way. Usually the vision in my mind at the start stays maddeningly difficult to capture, but sometimes a week after giving up, I find that I might have something after all. Something different that snuck in through a back door that isn't all bad.