I grew up at the beach. One of my favorite things to do was to sit on top of a rocky outcropping where the waves would crash, sending up wonderfully cool spray. The power and majesty of those waves will always be with me. I have tried to capture those feelings for you in this painting. On 98 lb. pastel paper. $80
You may purchase this painting at my Etsy shop – Crashing Waves Landscape 11 x 14 Soft Pastel Painting
This painting was made with pastels. Pastels are a unique art media that don’t dry like paints do. That means that the art will not crack like paints can, but it also means that a little special care is needed in handling and framing the painting. By following these simple guidelines your work of art will last a very, very long time:
– Your painting will arrive covered with a sheet of glassine paper and sandwiched between two pieces of cardboard. Please transport your artwork to your professional framer in this way. Because pastels don’t dry like paints, even the slightest touch can ruin the artwork. Please allow your professional framer to remove the glassine.
– Please do not use any type of fixative on your new piece of art. While pastels are delicate and should not be touched, fixatives will dramatically alter the colors and ruin the artwork. Professional framing will ensure the safety and beauty of your new piece of art for years to come.
– Never hang artwork where it will receive direct sunlight as that will cause fading.
Another drawing my my “Leaded” series, this seascape is a tribute to the first, and only, stained glass window I ever made. Rather than making the leading silver, I have chosen to use black. Why? To give a nod to another of my hobbies – quilting! Unfortunately I have yet to make a stained glass quilt, but I love how they look; very reminiscent of Amish quilts with their black accents throughout. This drawing is done on 100 lb. 9″ x 12″ paper. The drawing itself is 8″ x 10″ with a generous boarder ready for your mat and frame. $40
You may purchase this drawing at my Etsy shop – Leaded Seascape in Colored Pencil 8×10
Pink Sky At Night in Colored Pencil 8×10. Dramatic pink, purple, and blue dominate the evening sky over a distant mountain range. In the foreground these colors are reflected in a meadow-side lake. This drawing is done on 100 lb. 9″ x 12″ paper. The drawing itself is 8″ x 10″ with a generous boarder ready for your mat and frame. $40
You may purchase this drawing at my Etsy shop – Pink Sky at Night in Colored Pencil 8×10
Can’t get enough of nature’s beauty? This lovely painting of a delicately blooming flower will help keep you satisfied all year long! Done on 100 pound paper in colored pencil with a mineral spirit wash. Finished piece is 5″ x 7″ with an ample border for your mat and frame. $20
You may purchase this drawing at my Etsy shop – Peek of Spring in Colored Pencil 5×7
When I was 17, a very long time ago, I took an extension course at the local university to learn how to make stained glass windows. I loved everything about it – the brilliant colors of the glass, putting the pieces together, soldering the lead. Well, I could have lived without the cuts I got, but everything else was great! When I recently made my Leaded Mountains piece in colored pencil I was reminded of those days and how much I enjoyed myself. I’m currently working on another leaded drawing. This one is very similar to the project I made in that class so long ago, but without the sharp edges. I can’t wait for you to see it when it’s done!
I love stained glass windows. In fact, I learned how to make leaded windows in my late teens. It was almost magical to me how you could shape the glass and hold all those beautiful pieces together with some lead and solder. In this landscape I’ve tried to capture the same feeling of beautiful, milky glass with a definite border between each “piece.” I hope you enjoy it as much as I do! Finished piece is 5″ x 7″ with an ample border for your mat and frame. $20
You may purchase this drawing at my Etsy shop – Leaded Mountains Colored Pencil Landscape 5×7
Autumn is my favorite time of year. In this meadow landscape I have tried to capture a few things that I love about fall. Come with me and visit a meadow stream before the first snow of the year arrives. This original landscape is done in colored pencil on 100 pound paper. The finished size is 5″ x 7″ with an ample border for easy matting and framing. $20
You may purchase this drawing at my Etsy shop – Before The First Snow Colored Pencil Landscape 5×7