Sunday, November 12, 2017

Jed's Ewe

Jed's Ewe  12 x 12 pastel  $600 (unframed)

Who's Jed you ask? Jed is our builder who lives on a wonderful farm about 2 miles from here. He has sheep, cows, pigs (litter just born), chickens, ducks and maybe other animals.

Stay tuned for the piglets, I am waiting for them to get a little bigger and less rodent-looking.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Till The Cows Come Home

Till The Cows Come Home  11 x 17 pastel

Maybe it's the weather that is keeping me in this grisaille phase, or the upcoming workshop I am taking with Robert Carsten on painting snow, but it feels like winter is creeping into our corner of the Champlain Valley.

The image for this painting was actually in fog, but I leave it up to your to decide if it's fog or snow. The cows don't seem to mind either way.

Monday, November 6, 2017


Empty 20 x 16 pastel

What a nice surprise to learn that Empty has received second place in the Vermont Pastel Society Annual Juried Show in White River Junction. This painting has had a few awards and "painted itself." 

Comments from the judge, Doug Dawson

I responded to the feeling in this painting. That feeling or mood is a product of the subject, as well as the unifying cool color.

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Out of the Mist

Out of the Mist  5 x 7 pastel  $75

Took a drive on Sunday in the foggy, warm weather, and came upon this gal alone in a field. Actually, she was not alone, but I liked her best so I just didn't paint her pals. I love that this kind of day creates a grisaille.

A grisaille (/ɡrɪˈzaɪ/ or /ɡrɪˈzeɪl/; French: gris [ɡʁizaj] 'grey') is a painting executed entirely in shades of grey or of another neutral greyish colour.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Scottish Highland 1

Scottish Highland  6 x 6 pastel

A quick sketch, maybe a larger one coming.

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Autumn Row

Autumn Row  5 x 7 pastel $75 unframed

Finally back at the easel for a chance to do a painting the of spectacular Vermont landscape. The height of the foliage show is late this year, by about more than a week. This was at Shelburne Farms on Lake Champlain. Next weekend promises to be a technicolor explosion, and no rain is in the forecast.

We have had a weekend of Middlebury College parents staying here for Parents Weekend. It's so cool to finally have guest rooms (no more blow up mattresses).

Freckle Face  11 x 14 pastel  SOLD

Freckle Face went home with a new collector today, my first Vermont sale!

Friday, September 22, 2017

Butler Insitute of American Art

 Heirloom Blend 11 x 14 pastel 
“Heirloom Blend,” is currently on exhibit at the Pastel Society of America’s 45th Annual “Enduring Brilliance” Exhibition at the National Arts Club, NYC through Sept 30. Every year, a few select
pastels are chosen by Dr. Louis Zona of the Butler Institute of American Art in Youngstown, Ohio,
to hang in the Giffuni Gallery of American Pastels. This years exhibit will run from December
through early 2018.

I am so honored that Dr. Zona selected my work to join the others in the Giffuni gallery. It is a great museum (with a spectacular lunch cafe), so stop in if your holiday highway travels take you west to Michigan or Illinois.