A compilation of my pastel paintings, watercolors, pen and inks, colored pencils, acrylics, you name it. Enjoy! All images are clickable to larger photographs.
Based on a photo I took after a surprise Thanksgiving snowstorm in the Berkshires in November, 2014. The storm downed power lines and trees all over, but the next day we were left with some glorious white coating. The sky was an eerie yellow in this west-facing scene, and these huge old pines in the distant old cornfield stood out silhouetted against the late afternoon sun.
Mirror Lake Sunrise
Based on a photograph I took of a sunrise in Lake Placid, NY, my 9″ x 12″ pastel landscape painting captures that first glimpse of morning light over one of the most beautiful lakes…
Fog Over the Southern Berkshires
Based on a photograph by Berkshires resident Fred Harwood (used with his permission), my 9″ x 12″ pastel landscape painting captures the fog obscuring the mountains in a Southern Berkshires, Massachusetts scene on a cold, winter day.
Late Afternoon Glow, 2015
That fleeting moment when the setting sun lights up the mountains and trees in varying shades of brilliant peach, purples and golds, contrasting against the blues and purples of the snow, is a favorite of mine. This is a 9″ x 12″ pastel landscape painting based on a photograph I took of the scene in central NY a few years ago. Love, love, love the Sennelier soft pastels and UArt sanded paper.
Red onions fresh from our garden, 2012
Their colors are amazing, gorgeous. I created this colored pencil illustration based on a photograph I took of some red onions we grew in our garden. There’s nothing like fresh from the garden produce! And the colors just blew me away. I took countless photos of them!
And, because I couldn’t stop with colored pencil, I painted this watercolor of the same onions.
The town of Lee, Massachusetts outdid themselves this year with amazing HUGE hanging baskets of lush petunias. This is my watercolor and pen-and-ink illustration of my rendition of the scene in front of Cakewalk Bakery.
Wild Orange Daylilies
Another colored pencil illustration with pen-and-ink, aiming for a loose impressionistic look.
|I didn’t take a photograph of the flowers to compare to here, so here is the illustration of the flowers in a porcelain vase.|
Roasting red peppers on the grill!
My colored pencil illustration based on the photograph I took in 2012. Can you smell them? They are so easy to make, and soooo good! Colored pencil can be very difficult to render dark colors. I love the control but I HATE having to layer carefully as they can easily get waxy which prohibits further layering. But I treated myself to a new set of Prismacolors (my set from high school was rather old, LOL!) and I tried carefully to proceed. Each minute I wanted to add PAINT.