Sunset Run

On May 1-3, 2015, I will be giving a workshop on painting a white Andalusian horse. I wanted the horse to reflect all the colors of the rainbow so I decided on a sunset. I was inspired by a painting I saw at Lesley Harrison’s Workshop a couple of years ago. In fact I went Continue Reading »

Portraits in Pastel

I thought you might like to see the progression with this portrait. So here’s a sneak peak of how I work:   In the first picture we have added skin tones and shading. I spend a lot of time around the eyes. You will also notice I have laid in a base coat for the other colors Continue Reading »

Bubbles-Portrait Workshop

Next week will be the annual portrait workshop and I am excited about it. I painted portraits in watercolor for 25 years before switching to pastels. I love painting portraits in pastel . It is so much easier and I love the result. This year I have been working on a special set of portrait Continue Reading »

Winter Coat-Update

I added a post yesterday about my newest painting experiment with pastel mat and showed you the stages. After I thought I was done, I still kept fooling with it and rubbing the pastel on the right side with more blue. As I did this a flaw in the surface began to appear. This flaw Continue Reading »

New Painting with Pastel Pencils

I have been experimenting with pastel pencils this week on a different surface. I wanted to offer something new in classes this year and also be able to have a class at World of Color Expo that would introduce participants to pastel painting. Instead of using velour, I used pastel mat as my support. This Continue Reading »