pastel painting

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…

Bitterweed Grace

Bitterweed Grace, 16X20, pastel on paper. $272 Unframed. Buy This Painting Life lessons: the bitter can end beautifully. I know it can, because just look at these flowers! They are so beautiful– and this year they are so plentiful!–and yet the are named bitterweed.Brown bitterweed. I wish for a better name for them, one more…