Sunday, February 2, 2020


Rosetta  18 x 24 pastel

Why Rosetta you ask? That was the name on her ear tag. She is from Scholten Farm in Weybridge, VT. They have a large herd of amazing cows, many different breeds. Always fun when they are by the fence near the road.

The block in. I always forget to take more progress shots.

Saturday, February 1, 2020

14/30 Challenge

This isn't all the paintings for the month, but the ones I liked best. I hope you enjoyed following along with me. These challenges always inspire and I learn something new every time.

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Day 29 Miss Amber

Miss Amber  18 x 24 pastel

Day 29 Miss Amber is a British White from The Gateway Farm in Bristol, Vermont. I went with a background color I would not normally use, and she's is one of my larger paintings. 

Sunday, January 26, 2020

Day 26 Rodan, Redux

Rodan, Redux  7 x 5 pastel

Day 26 — I found another image of a poult, so we have Rodan in profile. I remember as a kid watching Godzilla movies on Channel 11— WPIX-NY. Rodan was always my favorite so he gets two selfies during this 30/30 Challenge.

Something about this poster feels like the right version of the movie I loved.

Saturday, January 25, 2020

Day 25 Loki and Zelma

Loki and Zelma 7 x 5 pastel

Day 25 I think the hardest part about this one was the title. Loki has got the cloak, the spells and Zelma Stanton as his assistant. I'll leave it at that. 

Friday, January 24, 2020

Day 24 Rodan

Rodan 10 x 8 pastel

Day 24 — Another superhero, this time a turkey. He screamed "Rodan" as soon as I saw him.

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Day 22 Thor

Thor 10 x 8 pastel

Day 22 – Thor continues the earlier super hero theme for baby chicks. I struggled with the background and finally just had to go with it. Funny how sometimes the background can be the hardest part.

Sorry to all my loyal followers for the lapse in posting. We had dear friends visiting from our past life in Hastings on Hudson. They were treated to the quintessential Vermont snowfall, and Breton dancing at the college, along with deep sleeps and warm fires. 

It was -6° Tuesday morning. I don't know why that matters—I am not painting these chicks en plein aire after all,  but I'm going with it. 

In case you have not see the previous Super Hero line up:

Rambo 10 x 8 pastel SOLD

 Terminator 10 x 8 pastel