Monday, October 20, 2014


"Twinkie"  (pastel, 7x5 inches)  click here to bid

Here's my second demo from the weekend's workshop in Marble Falls. This one I had already primed up as an underpainting and I told the class I wanted no questions, so they could see how I work un-interrupted as in my own studio. I think the pastel took me about 35 minutes on this. Unfortunately I forgot to have anyone take pics, so no progress shots.

Instead, I'd like to mention my next workshop, coming up quickly next month, November 7 & 8! It's in Victoria, TX at the Victoria Art League. Click on the poster below for a quick view, or visit my workshop page for more info and a registration link!

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Peony (and the Marble Falls workshop!)

"Peony"  (pastel, 6x6 inches)  click here to bid

Here was my first demo of the workshop at the Highland Arts Guild Gallery in Marble Falls this past weekend. I started this one from scratch to show how I build up the primers before adding pastel.

The workshop was a great success. A very talented group of artists. They did amazing things! Here are a few of the ladies at work, and a few shots of completed work I managed to get at the end, before the rest of them packed up...

Thanks for a fun weekend, y'all!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Chocolate or Vanilla?

"Chocolate or Vanilla?"  (pastel, 10x10 inches)

I've just sent this painting off to the Pastel Society of New Mexico 23rd Annual National Pastel Painting Exhibition. Thank you to jurors Mike Beeman, Barbara Jaenicke and Stan Sperlak for accepting it into the show!

Nov. 1 - 30, 2014
Hispanic Arts Center • EXPO New Mexico
300 San Pedro NE, Albuquerque
Opening Reception, Saturday, Nov. 1 from 1 - 6pm
with Awards Presentation at 2 pm

Doug Dawson will be judging; wish me luck! :)


Tuesday, October 14, 2014


"Chippy"  (pastel, 6x4 inches)  click here to bid

Chippy the Chipmunk. One of three little paintings I got done last weekend at the Bayou City Art Fest. I've gotten into the habit of taking some primed underpaintings with me almost everywhere I go, since weekends are usually blessedly free of the myriad "mom" duties... especially when I'm not even at home! Lol.

This is from what is possibly the only decent pic of a chipmunk I own. Man those critters are fast!! Maybe if I still lived up north where these cuties reside... After 22 years in Texas, I'll never tire of watching geckos, but I really miss the chipmunks!

(NOTE: Oops! Just found out this is actually a golden-mantled ground squirrel! Thanks to a friend for catching that!! Wow, they are REALLY similar!)

Friday, October 10, 2014

Double Trouble

"Double Trouble"  (pastel, 36x36)  sold

My newest showstopper for the Bayou City Art Festival in downtown Houston TX, this weekend, Oct 11 & 12, 2014.
Find me in booth #590 on Dallas Street, facing north!

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Safety Zone

"Safety Zone"  (pastel, 16x16 inches)  $985 framed   sold

Finally, this and my other really large new work are done! (Remember my post from way back in August, when I gave a sneak peek at 2 large underpaintings?) As usual, finished in the nick of time for an art fair. This will be with me at the Bayou City Art Festival this weekend, Oct 11 & 12, 2014. Find me in booth #590 on Dallas Street, facing north!