Category Archives: pastel

Lilacs and Laundry in My Back Yard

It’s warm and sunny enough to hang out the laundry once again, and the lilacs I had to cut back after trees fell on them have grown and will bloom again this year. My yard is beginning to feel complete again! This painting always reminds me of those first spring mornings when it’s warm and […]

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Greetings From Our Backyard Bunny

Whichever holiday you observe, we hope you have a blessed celebration with family and friends and lots of good food! This is one of our backyard bunnies from back in 2014. I’d been watching them since early morning in my yard and the neighbor’s, the grass bright green and the sun shining warm through their […]

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Signs of Spring, Pear Trees on Main Street

A familiar scene will change almost imperceptibly over time, and sometimes also suddenly and irrevocably. In April, when the ornamental pears bloom, Main Street seems more colorful than usual with big clouds of soft white pear trees all along the street. Even though I painted this in 2003, it carries the memories of Carnegie’s Main […]

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“Taking Flight”, a Special Sale

This finished, matted and framed painting is on sale for $125.00: $100.00 for the painting, $25.00 for the shipping. It’s one of my favorite paintings and from the moment I finished it I’ve always been very proud of it. But I’d like to help it find a new home more quickly, and here is why. […]

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Art in Place

One of the things I did today was to photograph urns and the business itself at Chartiers Custom Pet Cremation. The owner and I have become friends over the years, and we are also each others’ customers—I handle her website and public relations, and she is the person who receives my cats for cremation. She […]

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“Taking Flight”, a Special Sale

This finished, matted and framed painting is on sale for $125.00: $100.00 for the painting, $25.00 for the shipping. It’s one of my favorite paintings and from the moment I finished it I’ve always been very proud of it. But I’d like to help it find a new home more quickly, and here is why. […]

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Original Painting Sold: Summer Sunset, Robinson Run

I’m thrilled that this painting is now in a home that will love it as much as I do. This family had purchased another original as well as a couple of portraits from me—and adopted one of my rescued cats, so we have a friendship as well. We also share a love of trails and […]

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A Peaceful, Quiet Sunset Cruise

I took the reference photo for this in 2005. It waited 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 on […]

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February Featured Nature Artwork, Register for a Free Print

When a bunch of blue jays get together, you know it. This one particular section of the mulberry tree in my backyard is a favorite place for jam sessions. I saw this group in the bare branches, noising it out like a random atonal brass quintet, and went to get my pastels and paper to […]

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Cool Off in a Summer Sunset

Imagine a summer afternoon so hot you had to soak yourself in the shallow stream in the woods to cool down after your day on the trail, cool water flowing around you, holding your place in the current, and watching the sun drop toward the horizon through the trees. What a great way to spend […]

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