Saturday, October 17, 2020

"Castor and Pollux" in the Pastel Journal "Spark"

 "Castor and Pollux" original sold, giclee prints available.

I'm excited today because my Pastel Journal just came in the mail, and I was invited to write a little blurb for the "Spark" section of the and here it is in the December issue! 



Visit my public post on Patreon, where I've transcribed the text so you can read the article, and posted larger pics!

"Castor an Pollux" also happens to be one of the canvas giclee prints I have available at the Woodlands Waterway Arts Fest this weekend! See more about it here. 



Thursday, October 15, 2020

"Brownie" at the WWAF

 "Brownie" (pastel, 10x10 inches) $550 framed and free US shipping

Support the Arts this weekend from the comfort of your coffee table! 😀🎨 

This weekend is the Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival which has moved Online! My newest cow painting "Brownie" (pastel, 10x10) is part of my inventory for the Festival. More info on the Festival here

The art booths open Saturday at Noon CST! Preview my page at and browse the other artists Virtual Booths too starting Saturday.

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Meringue to WWAF silent auction


I wanted to share this with y'all! I've been prepping vigorously for The Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival, which is this weekend, October 17 & 18. Hosted by The Woodlands Arts Council, they've done a pretty amazing job with how they are presenting the online events and activities and artists booths/galleries. They even have a Zoom chat option available (and I've got one ready!) 
THIS LINK will take you to my Virtual Gallery for the festival. I THINK I have all my work loaded now... 
This is my piece donated to the silent auction: "Meringue" (pastel, 12" circle)
The silent auction has already begun! You can register for free HERE.
Check out THIS PAGE for more festival info, previews of events, and artists booths open at Noon CST on Saturday!
Hope to see you there - come visit my Zoom chat!




Saturday, October 10, 2020

Blaize - at the Woodlands Waterway Arts Fest


"Blaize" (pastel, 7x5 inches) 

This little Arabian colt was painted at one of my Virtual Open Studio days last month. She will be part of my inventory for the Woodlands Waterway (Virtual) Arts Festival coming up Oct 16-18, 2020. The Woodlands Arts Council, creators of the WWAF, have done an amazing job creating an online experience to connect collectors and artists, including a silent auction, musical performances, artist interviews and more. Check it out here on the 16th when it goes LIVE!

I've been getting all my recent paintings uploaded to my virtual art "booth/gallery". I'll even a Zoom chat room available over the weekend! I'm really looking forward to this online art festival. I've got good vibes about it. After so long being isolated with so many events canceled month after month, this one seems to have a great grasp of the new virtual reality and is making the most of it.

So I hope you can get on your tablet or laptop in the comfort of your home, enjoy the show, and support the arts this coming weekend!

(Take a sneak peek at my WWAF virtual gallery/store here. I'm uploading new works daily.)

"Blaize" pastel, 7x5 inches, $325 framed and free shipping in the US

PS: Subscribe to my Patreon page for instant access to the full length demo video of the pasteling of "Blaize", and many more fun, informative pastel videos!


Thursday, October 8, 2020

Tulip Garden - won some pastels!


"Tulip Garden" (pastel, 12x12 inches)

The Pastel Society of Southeast Texas has been having a themed painting challenge each month, and last month the subject was Flowers/Gardens. I'm thrilled to say that this won an Honorable Mention in the challenge (and $50 to Dakota Pastels! Whoo hoo!!)

You can see a slide show of the PSST monthly contest show on their home page here. (The September show will be featured until the October show is judged.)

Landscape is not my main thing, and frequently when I do one I'm either taking another artist's workshop or trying to channel another artist's style. For this one, I was inspired by the landscapes of Gustav Kimpt and a cloudy-day photo I took at the Dallas Arboretum which reminded me of Klimpt's landscapes. I painted this on MingART Premium sanded pastel paper, dark gray.

This was painted during one of my Virtual Open Studio days. You can watch a Speed Video demo of this painting here!

"Tulip Garden" will be part of my inventory for the Woodlands Waterway (Virtual) Arts Festival coming up Oct 16-18, 2020. 

$550 framed and free shipping in the US