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.
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.
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.
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.