Wednesday, October 21, 2020

The Barn Across the Street

 

The Barn Across the Street - Pastel 9 x 12

A class demo on shadows and light for my online students.

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Last Crop

 

Last Crop? - Pastel 8 x 10

Grow it, paint it, eat it! What can be better than that? I am grateful for the inspiration and joy that my garden has given me this summer. It has been a haven in an otherwise turbulent world. In spite of a light frost - confirming the change of seasons - there are still a few more vegetables to pick and enjoy as both food and painting subjects.

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Diversity

 

Diversity - Pastel 9 x 12

When nature reminds us that beauty comes in all shapes and colors...

Sunday, September 6, 2020


 Ready for Garden Chores - Pastel 9 x 12

There is still much to do in the garden. As fall is approaching, it is already time to start cleaning, re-arranging and planning for next year. The garden boots are ready...


Friday, July 31, 2020

First Crop



First Crop - Pastel 12 x 12

It is really satisfying to watch your vegetables grow. This is the first batch of tomatoes ready to pick. They were planted in pots before our enclosed garden got built. 



Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Done for the Day

Done for the Day - Pastel 8 x 10

I have always enjoyed gardening, mostly tending to flowers. This year, we are growing vegetables and it has turned into a real job. Boots and weeding tools are always at the ready...

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

A Gardener's Bouquet

A Gardener's Bouquet - Pastel 10 x 10 - Sold

These boots are not meant for walkin...I had fun with this little vase bought years ago in a garden shop in Maine. The perfect vessel for some garden flowers. Available


Saturday, June 20, 2020

Complimentary Beauties

Complimentary Beauties - Pastel 9 x 12

I started this painting en plein air until the relentless bugs got the better of me. I took several pictures before being eaten alive and finished it in the studio while looking at the irises from a distance.

Sunday, June 14, 2020

Shakermill Pond

Shakermill Pond - Pastel 9 x 12

A favorite spot to watch birds and beavers activity.

Saturday, May 23, 2020

Marsh After the Rain

Marsh After the Rain - Pastel 6 x 9

This was done as an online demonstration for a student new to pastels. We explored it step by step: wet underpainting, layering, adjusting and correcting. It may still benefit from a couple of small adjustments... or not.