Artist activities

Fiesta Siesta

I’ve been doing all kinds of artsy things, but not really posting for various reasons: mostly because what I have painted hasn’t been that great, but also because some of the artsy things I’ve been doing don’t involve actual painting… …a constant push and pull for artists. There has to be time to run the…

Studio Clean-Out Sale 2019

STUDIO SHELTER ALERT: Shelter is maxed out… Artist cannot foster more paintings until these find loving homes. Adoption fees have been drastically reduced! Visit the shelter today and rescue one of these adorable paintings. House-trained, vaccinated and ready to bring love and beauty to your home. That’s just my silly way of announcing my annual…

IAPS 2019

What is the ultimate play date for pastel artists? The International Association of Pastel Societies conference, of course! Just imagine seeing, eating, chatting and learning with numbers of master pastelists, all of whom were approachable, generous and encouraging. Walking at your leisure through a roomful of the very highest quality pastel paintings from all over…

Pecos Bills

For twenty minutes the artists watched these two delight themselves in their morning ablutions. Untroubled in the least by their audience, they preened and washed without moving away from the area. The artists were delighted, the ducks were delighted. A recent highlight in my life was the painting plein air workshop I took last October…

Oops!

You made a mistake in your pastel painting. What do you do? New video up on YouTube–The Ease of Erasing with Pastel . Subscribe to Blog via Email Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. Join 8 other subscribers Email Address Subscribe