Sunday, August 6, 2017

The Making Of A Pastel

Since im still working on a few paintings I thought i would show you my steps to create a pastel painting after deciding composition layout .

Monday, July 24, 2017

Notans Or Thumbnail Sketches

After looking at cropped photos, I've started the sketches of composition possibilities.

Sunday, June 25, 2017

To Crop Or Not To Crop

This has been cropped and im still looking for a better composition so i will do two more crops and then try a few thumbnails . Crop #1
Crop 3
So i really love th overturned boat and the grasses. Ill try the thumbnail sketches next and they will be in my next post!

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

What's Off The Easel

Here are two newly framed mini pastels 5x5 matted in 12x12 frames. The pastel minis Warm Dune and Cool Dune are for sale at $125 each plus shipping. If interested contact me through

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Oops! Another redo

Geyser Island Spouter redo! Ok so i took it out of the frame and back on the easel and reframed !! I'm done ! Forever!

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Geyser Island Spouter

Recently Framed this painting for a great benefit. The subject was not as easy as i thought it might be. How to make that mineral blob look interesting was the part that was a challenge because of its shape and color. We often see a ton of colors in white objects but this blob just looked blobish. It took several attempts to achieve this object as I viewed it. The painting came together and I think I captured the Geyser Island Spouter!

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Sorry ,My Blogger App is giving me trouble!

I'm having some problems with publishing this blog so im going to be posting some random stuff for next few posts, please bear with me. Going to enter some paintings in some shows so getting them ready to frame. These paintings will be framed with mats in a 10x10 black frames. The actual paintings will be 5x5. I really like painting small its fun to see what you can do on your small cut sanded board, like painting with a big brush.
This will be one that will when finished in the 5x5 size in a 10x10 frame ! Still hoping my blog will publish this post properly! Please stay posted. Thanks.