SPS workshop with Frank Federico

Being the workshop chairperson for our Southeastern Pastel Society has it’s perks. I get to coordinate and work with many well known, talented pastel instructors that fly in to the Atlanta area to t...

Out in the Sticks

Out in the Sticks 9 x 12 pastel Driving through the town of Elijay, GA, I took a turn down a side street and discovered this barn down a dead end. It was so backlit and unsure if it would make a good ...

The Little Yellow House

Workshop Demo I taught a one day pastel workshop out of my home studio. Starting the day with a complete overview of materials, design and composition, value lessons, and underpainting and finishing w...

Winter’s Glow

Every year Pastel Journal Magazine publishes the winners of the Top 100 Pastel Competition, and it is always such a thrill to have one of your paintings selected, recognized, and published. This year,...

Glittering Garden

Garden Symphony- 16 x 20 – pastel Glittering Garden – 16 x 20 – pastel I had made a trip to Gibbs Gardens, in Ball Ground, GA with a couple of girlfriends right before the leaves dis...

Oil Classes

For the last couple of months, I have put my pastels aside, to concentrate on oil painting. Not that I have lost interest in my beloved pastels, mind you, but I have a desire to get to the next level ...

Plein Air – Oil and Pastel

Painting plein air is one of my favorite things to do. Having to tackle painting nature, with all it’s challenges of light shifting, wind blowing, sun’s heat beating down, the threat of rain, give...

Afternoon Reflections

This is a pastel commission I just finished of my clients’ beautiful backyard property. They have 15 acres which includes 2 ponds and wide open fields on 15 acres.  ...

Plein Air in Ellijay, GA 7-21-14

Last Wednesday, 2 of my art buddies, Barbara Jaenicke and Camille (Candy) Day and I met in Ellijay, GA, a quiet town in the GA mountains, about an hour north of where I live. It’s very scenic, very ...