Monday, March 24, 2014


Pastel 8 x 10

It takes a long time for lemons to ripen in New England. These were still a few weeks away from being ready but worth the wait!

This painting is in the Westford Regional Art Event 2014. The reception is on Friday 28 March from 7:00 to 9:00 pm at the Parish Center for the Arts in Westford, MA. Looking forward to seeing many of you there.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Home Grown

Home Grown
Pastel, 8 x 10

My friend Donna delighted me with the gift of a small lemon tree last year. I patiently watched it bud, bloom, grow and produce eight wonderfully tasty lemons. I am watching it intently again this year and have counted twelve blossoms so far!

This painting will be in the "Earthly Delights" exhibit at the Yarmouth Gallery from April through May. The opening reception is on April 5th from 4:00-7:00pm.

Monday, March 3, 2014

Pastel workshop

We all had fun and students created great paintings in my pastel workshop at the Center on the Common in Harvard, MA this last Saturday.  Below are examples of some of my favorites among their creations.  Also, check out Bobbi Heath's blog for more details on the process and her own results. The class was designed to paint the same subject three times using different methods: a dry pastel application on black Colourfix paper, a watercolor under painting on Wallis paper and finally an alcohol wash on Wallis paper. Results were equally good and interesting with each approach.  All should feel proud!

The next pastel workshop at the Center in Harvard is scheduled for April 12th. More details to follow.