Thursday, November 19, 2015

Forest Painting, "With Softer Steps"


"With Softer Steps", 14x11, soft pastel on board.
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I have been on a roll with my painting lately - one of the benefits of the rainy weather we are having!  
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Impressionistic landscape painting


"Lucent Peace", 14x11 inches, soft pastel on board
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Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Pastel landscape painting


"Dreams in the Dusk", 12x16 inches, pastel on board.
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Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Impressionistic pastel landscape painting


"A Land Without Bridges", 16x12 inches, pastel on board.
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Cottage pastel painting - "Country Lane"


"Country Lane", 8x10 inches, pastel on board
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Painted from a photo that I took on vacation in Ireland - in county Galway.

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Thursday, October 15, 2015

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Pastel Painting, "Shady Cove Bridge"


"Shady Cove Bridge", 8x10 inches, soft pastel on board. 
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Another painting from our wonderful camping trip this summer.  It was like a daydream!  

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Pastel Painting "Whisper"


"Whisper", 11x14 inches, soft pastel on board
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Thursday, October 1, 2015

Pastel Painting, "Tempest"


"Tempest" 12x16 inches, pastel on board
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This is a bit more abstract than usual for me and I really enjoyed it.  I used all of my favorite colors, and tried to capture a feeling instead of a scene.  It was inspired by a piece of music that I heard at the Oregon Symphony with my father, "Become Ocean" by the very talented John Luther Adams.  I felt so lucky to hear it live - the Oregon Symphony always does an amazing job, but this was quite an experience.  

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Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Pastel Painting, "Shady Cove"


Shady Cove, 8x10 inches, pastel on board
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My family and I went on a wonderful camping trip this summer to a campground called Shady Cove, on the Little North Fork river, in Oregon.  We were lucky enough to get our favorite campsite, and also to have absolutely perfect weather!  This campground is part of the Opal Creek Wilderness, which is (in my opinion) one of the most beautiful places on Earth.  I painted this with the board propped on my lap, sitting right in front of the river, and added a few touches back in the studio.

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Saturday, February 14, 2015

How to paint a dog in pastels ~ a demo of painting the portrait of a wonderful dog named Harvey.


"Harvey", 8x10 inches, pastel on board


Harvey is the dog of some friends of mine - he is a handsome boy with a lot of personality.  Below I have posted some progress photos to illustrate the steps to making a dog portrait.  I hope you will find it helpful!  :)












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Monday, February 2, 2015

Pastel painting - "Encroaching"


"Encroaching" 8x10 inches, pastel on board
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This barn/shed is right down the road from where I live.  I drive by it all the time, and for some reason, it always draws my eye.  I think I like the simplicity of it sitting in the field with only the oak trees for company.

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Friday, January 16, 2015

Pastel Painting - "A Journey down the Llangollen"

"A Journey Down the Llangollen" 8x10 inches, pastel on board
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Here are a few progress photos:








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Friday, January 9, 2015

New Pastel Painting - "Welcome Home"


"Welcome Home"  Pastel on board, 8x10 inches.
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When we were in England, we really enjoyed keeping our eyes open for these old thatched stone cottages while driving around.  This one looked so welcoming, I decided to name it welcome home.  

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