Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Four Marbles

Here is my next offering in my marbles series. Color pencil painting.

Monday, April 28, 2008

Marbles from the Mason Jar

I haven't posted a picture for a few days due to a wonderful little problem called a migraine headache. They can really knock me down for a day or two. Today's picture is part of a series I am planning on doing of marbles. I love marbles. They are so colorful and interesting. They also bring back great memories, because I also loved them when I was a kid.

Friday, April 25, 2008


5x7 Color Pencil Piece
I really like doing pieces that remind me of my childhood.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008


This one features these colorful balloon These took a good part of the day to complete. It was much more intensive than I thought it would be. Each balloon has areas were they appear solid and other areas with varying degree of transparency and translucency. I wanted to take the time to give each area the correct texture. It is a 5x7 color pencil painting. Why am I calling it a painting if it is a color pencil drawing? Because, it is done in layers with the color pencil and then using mineral spirits to spread out the color with a brush or swab giving it a washed effect, more like painting than your typical color pencil effect."

Tuesday, April 22, 2008


I love tigers. I think they are so beautiful. 8x10 color pencil painting.

Monday, April 21, 2008

Little Bird

2.5x3.5 Inches Mini Color Pencil Piece

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Scrabble Tiles

This painting a day actually took two days to complete. There is quite a bit of work putting in all the details.

Friday, April 18, 2008


2.5x3.5 Color pencil painting. I went out the other day in search of interesting rocks and stones. I think they make great artwork, because each one is itself a work of natures art. Each one is different than the next and the patterns and colors are never ending. Each one is perfect in it's own way. I think we take there beauty for granted. I intend to do a series of rock and stone artwork to try to bring this beauty to light.

Thursday, April 17, 2008


5x7 Color pencil painting.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008


This is an oil painting that I started over a year ago and decided to pull it out and finish it today.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Paint Brushes

8x10 Airbrushed acrylic and color pencil painting.

Monday, April 14, 2008

Nuts and Bolts

Airbrush acrylic and color pencil. 7.5x9.5
This piece can be purchased on my website

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Wedding Rings

I decided to do this rings because they are beautiful. I believe the simplest things in life can be the most beautiful. 5x7 mixed media, airbrushed acylic paint and color pencils.

Saturday, April 12, 2008


This is another drawing of hands that I did for my online lessons, that will be available soon.
This piece can be purchased on my website

Friday, April 11, 2008


Today's painting is actually a drawing. I am putting together a series of "HOW TO" video shorts on my website and this is a piece done for that series. Email me if you have any questions on this drawing or my online classes.
This piece can be purchased on my website

Thursday, April 10, 2008


8x10 Mix Media (Color pencil and airbrush painting)

Wednesday, April 9, 2008


8x10 Color Pencil Painting.
This piece can be purchased on my website

Tuesday, April 8, 2008


I have decided to throw a pastel painting into the mix. I call this one TRIO. To be honest, I didn't do it all today. I did the basic painting several months ago for a tee shirt design for a wild animal park. Today I made some changes to it and added some detail. It measures 14x16.
Email me if you are interested in purchasing this.

Monday, April 7, 2008

Brittney Spaniel

5x7 Color Pencil Painting
Stay tuned, because I got a new airbrush today and will start adding some airbrush paintings every now and then. No promises, because I haven't airbrushed in several years.
This piece can be purchased on my website

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Basket of Fruit and Veggies

7.5x9 Color Pencil Painting
This piece can be purchased on my website

Saturday, April 5, 2008

By the Sea

I know you don't actually see the sea in this piece, but can't you smell the salt in the air and know that the paint on this old building has taken a beating from the ocean air? 6x8
This piece can be purchased on my website

Friday, April 4, 2008


This is another custom piece that was also used for my HOW TO PAINT DOGS IN PASTEL DVD. For info on the dvd click here.

Thursday, April 3, 2008

A Puppy and Her Girl

This is a custom order. I am pleased with the way it turned out. It is also being turned into an instructional DVD on how to do pastel portraits of kids and dogs.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Ball and Jacks

This brings back memories. 8x10 color pencil painting.

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Sweet Onion

I like painting onions. The have a lot hidden in all their layers. They are alot like people. This color pencil painting measures 6.5x7.5.
This piece can be purchased on my website