The Writer-Final-Web_800HI am pleased to introduce “The Writer”. This pastel portrait painting of a young man is on Art Spectrum Colourfix paper, and is a finished frame size of 24 x 27 (18 x 21 mat window image). The model is our nephew, Gordon James Asti, who is an actor and writer in Hollywood, as well as an artist. you can follow Gordon on Facebook at:

This realistic portrait was done with pastel pencils and sticks, as well as pan pastel. I was quite impressed at how this paper held up under my constant revisions and over all abuse. This pastel painting was a challenge on many levels, but I learned a lot about how to handle a large narrative painting.

This painting is one of a series of works in gray that I am working on. I have always been fascinated by the look of grays with a minimum of color.