Honorable Mention Award

Honorable Mention Award

Surprised and excited to find out that my pastel painting The Rose Tattoo won Honorable Mention in the ASC Solitude 8 online competition. I can’t wait to start working on a new project with this great model.
Figurative Painting Award

Figurative Painting Award

Just received the exciting news. My pastel portrait painting “The Gold Bangle” won Judge’s Choice in the Contemporary Art Gallery Online Figurative/Portrait Competition 2017. This is the best inspiration to work harder. Realistic art is difficult...
Charcoal and Pastel Drawing

Charcoal and Pastel Drawing

This is “Untitled-Male” a 14×14 charcoal and pastel drawing on Rives BFK paper. Although a smaller work, it will be framed out to 18×18. I decided not to give it a title so as not to impose any particular theme. I want the viewer to wonder: is he...
Magic Ball Man Portrait

Magic Ball Man Portrait

This is “Magic Ball Man” a 16 x 20 pastel on Rives BFK paper. Prints are available at: http://fineartamerica.com/featured/magic-ball-man-rita-romero.html The Magic Ball Man is a very talented entertainer from York in UK. I was fascinated by his look, which...
Blending Tip

Blending Tip

First, whether you are working with pastel, charcoal or graphite, apply strokes lightly so as not to score the paper or embed the medium too heavily into the surface. This will help you when adding subsequent layers, and makes it easier to use an eraser to lighten or...
New Charcoal Drawing

New Charcoal Drawing

This is “Study in Gray” an 11×14 charcoal portrait drawing on Strathmore gray 400 series paper. Getting the slight tilt of the head was a bit challenging. Doing a drawing like this helps me to keep up my drawing skills, so I like to do one...