New Pastel Drawing

My new drawing “Awakening” is finished. The dramatic lighting was what really intrigued me. I tried to make it as realistic as I could. It makes me want to do more drawings like this, as I really like the contrast of white and grays against black paper....

New Drawing

Been very busy working on a new drawing. When I get inspired I feel in a frenzy to keep working on a piece until it is finished.  It’s like I am pouring out my idea onto paper or canvas until the last drop is gone out of me. Only then can I rest and move on to...

Pastel Competition News

Very exciting news!! I was notified that two of my pastel portraits – “Brian” and “Alexandra” – have been accepted to the Pastel Society of the West Coast’s 28th Annual International Open Exhibit show. The awards judging will...

Easter Hat Pastel Portrait

New pastel portrait – “The Easter Hat” – finished just in time to deliver it to her dad tomorrow. This adorable little princess is named “liberty”. This was a great challenge to render, but I hope I never have to do stripes on...

Pastel Portrait of Model

This is another portrait study from a live model. The model, Brian, was in a live pastel portrait workshop that I took at Cuong Nguyen‘s studio in San Jose. I really liked Brian’s quirky mustache in combination with the hat, which gave him a comical touch....

New Pastel Portrait Sketch

  Finally coming up for air after some hectic weeks of work. Yes, “Art” is a cruel and selfish master. I am driven by an insatiable desire to create, often to the exclusion of everything and everyone else around me. Been working on this pastel...