Category Archives: Illustration

Yikes! I have less than 6 weeks to finish two commissions! WIP…

Three weeks ago this past Sunday, I sold my painting “Blues Jam” to a friend who appreciates both the Blues and the Sunday jam at Newcastle Pub.  Shortly thereafter, she approached me and asked if I would re-create the same painting, slightly … Continue reading

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“Dreamer”, a pastel painting

This started out with some scribbling with NuPastels on black sanded pastel paper and evolved into this whimsical portrait of a young girl.  I brought out the Sennelier and Schminke soft pastels to finish the painting.  Her off-shoulder gaze into … Continue reading

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“Sunshine on the Ave” pastel painting

I finally finished the painting I began at the 2014 Whyte Avenue Art Walk just over 3 weeks ago!  I was able to use a few of the photos I took while I manned my booth in front of the … Continue reading

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“Stiltwalkers at the Faire”

Last summer we attended an outdoor showing of The Princess Bride at Sir Winston Churchill Square downtown.  (Love that film!)   We arrived downtown with our camp chairs at 7:00 p.m., and good thing we got there so early because … Continue reading

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What stops you from posting to your art blog?

What stops you from posting from your art blog? That’s a good question, and I’m sure for a lot of artists the number one answer might be “I’m blocked!  I can’t paint!”  and that’s valid.  There are lots of ways … Continue reading

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