Category Archives: pastel

Commissioned Portrait: Herbie ~ The Creative Cat

Herbie was a long-lived cat and we had a few decisions to make about his appearance, but overall I think we achieved an accurate portrait of not only him, but how his people felt about him at that time in their lives. Source: Commissioned Portrait: Herbie ~ The Creative Cat

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Don’t Miss the Show

The leaves are coloring more each day, it was frosty last night but today it’s sunny and will be a little warmer than the last few days. It’s the perfect time to hit the trail to slow down and see the show that nature produces each year, absolutely free. See that little patch of sun […]

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Allegheny River Reflections

This is a view of the Allegheny River in Western Pennsylvania, seen from Tarentum. I took a quick walk through the park along the river on a beautiful autumn day and took as many photos as I could. The hill is very high and steep behind this row of trees and otherwise the hill comes […]

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October Featured Artwork and Desktop Calendar: “Allegro Moderato”

Some paintings wait decades to be painted, and when they have their chance they press on until they are fully realized. This was one of those paintings, one that monopolized the last four days of my life. I am not complaining in the least. My orange boy Allegro came to me in 1986 and left […]

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Just Two More Days, 25% Discount on Original Summer Art

Each season when I publish my Nature & Wildlife newsletter I extend a 25% discount on all original art that features the season. For the first two months of the season the discount is only available to list members, but for the last month of each season I extend the offer to everyone. If you’d […]

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A Summer Sunset, As We Move Into Autumn

I love tackling the complications of woodland and water. So much detail and color, yet I want to simplify, share what I feel instead of everything I see. And for one more week this original painting is eligible for a 25% discount. 25% discount on summer artwork originals Until the Autumnal Equinox you get 25% […]

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Apples and Oranges in Pairs for a Double Discount

Small paintings are nice when paired or in groupings, especially little still lifes and florals like these apples and oranges. I painted these two little pastels years apart but decided I could pair them with identical frames which I finished myself. I include these in my summer collection, but together their colors touch all the […]

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Main Street September Morning

There was not a cloud in the sky, hazy from a morning mist, and though it was mid-September it was hot and humid. It was that last warm, languid morning of the season that I wanted to capture. I love quiet little street scenes, and living in a small town they aren’t difficult to find. […]

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Summer Artwork: Sunset Cruise

I took the reference photo for this in 2005. It’s been waiting 12 years to be painted. It was indeed a sunset cruise…down Chartiers Creek on a perfect July evening. Not only the delicate light on the nearly still water and the clear sky gradating up to deep blue, but the curve of the hills […]

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Let’s Go For A Ride

When I was little I remember hearing “Let’s go for a ride”. This meant going for a ride in the car to look at things, to see new places, and just to get out of the house, but usually it was to drive along country roads to look at the scenery. Funny how just riding […]

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