Pastel Countryside

“PASTEL COUNTRYSIDE” The natural world, rich beauty, sense of place, peaceful.

May 2015 I participated in Susan Ogilvie’s wonderful Pastel Workshop to learn more about representing the “visual world”, the one we see, Outside. Pastel barn 570 web PicMonkey CollageI worked on this pastel toward the end of the Workshop and continued in my Studio over the course of the month. Once I started “correcting” the photograph~rather than the pastel, I knew the interfacing was close enough! I elected to make a few changes along the bottom panel of the “picture plane” for interest.

This image is also a Photograph, which I “clicked”  while on a California (moving) train ride. Beautiful countryside, rural farmland filled with poetic imagery.

After years as an abstract painter, and printmaker; something new began~ an inquiry & fascination with the study of values and color relationships in pastel. I work in a sensitive manner. Each piece is a true exploration.

Limited Edition Metal Prints are currently available of Country Barn/Pastel Interpretations.  

8×12~250.   20×30~800.            Original 6″X9″. $1,200.



IMG_8886                          “Pastel Island” is available as Ltd. Ed. Aluminum Metal Print.

I currently accept some commissions for 8×10~9×12″ Pastels created on UART paper, of your beautiful landscape. My pastels range from a softer feel, to more pronounced  mark making. The scene which I work from evokes the surface handling. We can discuss your preferences. Allow 2-3 months for completion.  Email inquiries:

IMG_7293                                                       Honoring the Beauty of Nature