Monday, March 3, 2014

more......March 2014

Title- "Diamond Trees"                                                                           6"x14" chalk pastel on sanded paper

Title- "Garlic Looked Good Today"                                       6.5"x 7" chalk pastel on sanded paper

new works for earth & vine show march 2014 cont....

 Title- " Malheur Lake Storm Clouds II"    11" x 14" pastel on sanded paper

 Title-" Malheur Lake Storm Cloud III"       10" x14" pastel on sanded paper
 Title- "Malheur Lake Storm Clouds I"        9" x14" pastel on sanded paper

 Title- "Silvies River Willows"                             pastel on sanded paper

 Title-"Clouds with Black Butte and Hay Field"                    pastel on sanded paper

 Title "The Path to Blanche's"                                                         pastel on sanded paper

Title- "Red Pear Love"                             pastel on suede mat board

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

works for March show at Earth & Vine Baker City, Oregon

This is one of my favorite views in the Baker Valley. We are looking up Pine Creek at Rock Creek Butte. I love hay fields and this one works nicely to lead you into the mid-ground of the painting. I am always challenged when portraying the Elkhorn Mountains. Expressing their mass and presence is just not easily done..I can attest to in many earlier paintings! I am happy with this piece and will be showing it in Baker City the month of March. It is also available at my '' site.
This is a chalk pastel painting on sanded pastel paper. 9.5x 14 inches (unframed)

Sunday, June 30, 2013

Workspace at the 'Diamond Valley paint-out'. Linda Gage, David Thompson and I kicked it up a gear and got some nice work done last week! Nothing like a deadline!!

Monday, June 24, 2013


A new piece or a July show at Crossroads Arts Center in Baker City,Oregon.
I am using pastels on a new surface called 'Touch' from MiTientes. Nice tooth and holds the pigment well.
This piece is titled 'Princeton Sunset'.
I think I'll have about 14 painting in this show. I am fortunate enough to be exhibiting with my friends and fellow artists- Alicia Andrews, David Thompson, Linda Davies Gage and Pat Siegner.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Title- Summer Poplars

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

                                                  title- towards diamond                                                                                                                                       
I liked this scene because it was a beautiful winter afternoon, the clouds were lovely and the sun was popping out randomly across the landscape. Cattle scattered out and peacefully grazing , in February no less, is always calming.    Clouds, space, light.  
 This painting is the first of several in which I am using a toned, sanded pastel paper . I have always used rag mat board with some texture, or 'tooth'. I had started sanding my boards somewhat to add to the surface the would hold the pigment. The sanding helped but I was still not sold. I am learning that pastelists work on all sorts of surfaces and one artist ,whom I very much admire, creates a ground with acrylic medium and pumice. Baahaahaaahaaa! We'll just have to see where this leads!
This piece is pastel pigment on toned , sand coated pastel paper.  8" x 12".

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