Gallery of Pastel Paintings
I have created art in graphite, colored pencils, watercolor, acrylics, and oils. Recently I have focused on the beautiful, lasting medium of pastels. I blend many layers of pastel to achieve a realistic look.
Three little boys in the bath with very different expressions!
A moment of focused intensity from a little child as he "reads" a picture book.
In this formal portrait commission, I changed a number of things from the photo reference to achieve a balanced, harmonious portrait, including removing glasses from one of the subjects and changing the colors of all their shirts. The client was thrilled with the result.
I loved the unusual angle of the subject's head and the reflection in her sunglasses.
This exuberant child is expressing herself in a way we can all identify with.
The definition of baby blues.
The warm affection between these two brothers captivated me.
Commission portrait of a special couple. I so enjoyed painting this.
This little lady was happy to pose for her portrait. Her sweet expression contrasts with the gray scene outside the window.
Who doesn't love a great bubble bath?
Miss Blue Eyes
Another little face I just loved painting.
Man's Best Friend
A commissioned painting of a young soldier and his best buddy.
Some of my favorite portraits are those that make you wonder what the subject was thinking.
Make a Wish
Do you remember doing this? First painting in my "Childhood Summer" series.
Kids, books, and the outdoors. A great summer combination, especially with a colorful quilt as a background.
A Kiss for Mom
Pet Portraits & More
I don't paint only people! Take a look at a few of my pastel paintings of dogs, cats, wildlife, and still life.