Sunday, May 24, 2009

Study of tomatos 5/24/09 8X10"

This one is done on blue canson paper. It was quick and fun

tomatos study 5/24/09 8X10"

This is a small pastel on green canson paper. I like the shadows and negative spaces as well as getting to use the rich reds and oranges.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Aramis and Myrna

This is a painting I did from our summer in Mexico a few years ago. Aramis was staying next door to us with her Grandparents and got to play with Myrna everyday. This is early morning outside our apartments.

Friday, May 22, 2009

oil study

This one did not work out. I hate to post my failures, but I am hoping I can look at this in the future to tell how far I will have come. The glass is not round, the background bland. I'll just have to keep painting.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Adult White Tiger

I got the reference photo for this painting when on a trip to a wildlife park in Oregon two years ago. She was so regal. And huge! Her evident power was very impressive in person.

I finished this one this past week 5-12-09.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

New work area

Having a studio that is functional is extremely important to me. I put up this grid on my wall over the work table to get things OFF the table.

Everything needs to be close by and accessible. I am so pleased with this organization so I can get back to painting.

Saturday, May 16, 2009


After the O'Hagan workshop I tried using his suggestions to do some small studies. This was one of the first.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

oil painting study 5-12-09

This is my effort for yesterday while painting with my friend, Johanne. We both painted the same still life and we each paint so differently. I like this one altho my orange looks more like a yellow tomato, I may fix that.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Baby white tiger

I got pictures of this little guy last year at a wildlife park and just now got a preliminary pastel done. We got to pet him while he took his bottle. I think I will try another with more colors in the background.

This one is 14"X11" on printmaking paper
done with Pan pastels, pastel pencils, and hard pastels

Sunday, May 3, 2009


16" x 20"
People's Choice from 2008 APS Exhibition