Saturday, February 28, 2009

Gallery Dreams

I just discovered a website which will place any image in a virtual museum gallery This is an almost-finished pastel still life for the PSNH members' show. I should really start to think about completing it. The actual painting is only 19"x20"

Thursday, February 19, 2009


This cheery little radish was such a joy to paint. After a very hectic week with not much time for my art, it was sublime to sit down in my studio and know that I could spend all day on this if I wanted to. The part that gave me the most trouble was the very fine root. I painted it twice, then finally substituted the radish to complete that part of the painting. It still took two more tries but had fun all the while because I find the little threads winding around it fascinating.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

pastel portrait

I thought I'd post a few photos showing the progression of my newest pastel. It's on a bright white Rives paper which I had never worked on before. It is a very soft paper; pleasant to work on but just a little too fuzzy. I had to periodically spray fixative between layers of pastel, and used mostly Sennelier and Great American.
I just purchased some new boards for oil paintings so hopefully I'll have some to post this weekend. It certainly is drab outside so I am not sure what I'll end up painting.