A compilation of my pastel paintings, watercolors, pen and inks, colored pencils, acrylics, you name it. Enjoy! All images are clickable to larger photographs.
Paul's German Red
Have you ever grown garlic? It is so easy to grow, and who can't resist the beautiful purple colors on this German Red variety. My husband grows it every year, and I had to paint a photo I took of his harvest last summer.
Pastel pencils (Caran D'Ache) on Clairefontaine Pastelmat paper
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.
Pastel on UArt paper
Late Afternoon Glow
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.
Inspiration photograph, taken by me:
Red Onions, Fresh From The Garden
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!
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!) and I tried carefully to proceed. Each minute I wanted to add PAINT.