I am a pastel painter. I chose this medium because of its immediacy and lightness. Pastel allows you freedom to build a richness of color in a single sitting that I did not find in any other kind of painting. It is the purest pigment in a soft medium that can still give you hard edges while maintaining its beautiful fluidity of expression.
"A Cape Cod Boil"
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I just returned from a family reunion on St. George island off the coast of the Florida panhandle. I took tons of pictures and I think I have enough new material to last for a while. This is my first installment. There were lots of different creatures on the beach and my brother, Jon, and my sister, Suzanne, helped me by holding lights at night and catching little crabs so I could get up close and personal. This little guy did not want his picture taken, but at least he stood still long enough for me to get his face. I had a blast with my family and I think the work will show all the good energy from our trip.
I took the reference for this photo in my old Atlanta garden. This little frog was sunning himself on a leaf and I got a great picture of his shadow by taking it from underneath the plant. I love his E.T. feet.
I just finished this commissioned portrait. Buster is a cutie pie, but gave his mom a serious face in this picture. I love painting people's pets. I always do the eyes first because if I don't get their personality captured there the portrait will not be successful. He had lovely brown eyes and so much to say with them.
I found this old rowboat almost totally submerged in the river one morning while walking my dog. It seemed sad and forgotten, but still lovely with the reflections of all the Fall leaves and crisp blue sky. Quietly waiting.