Plein Air to Studio, Red Rock Canyon, Las Vegas, Nevada

Earlier this fall, I went on a short trip to Las Vegas to do some painting at Red Rock Canyon outside of Las Vegas, Nevada with the intention of developing a painting from plein air to studio. (Scroll to the bottom of the post to see the finished studio piece.) … Read More

Bobcat Autumn – 12th Annual Mile High International Pastel Exhibition

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  I’m pleased to announce that “Bobcat Autumn” as been accepted into the 12th Annual Mile High Pastel Show sponsored by the Pastel Society of Colorado. While I was out scouting locations for plein air painting last fall, I came across this scene of gold against the ridge of rocks … Read More

Cascade Falls – Rocky Mountain National Park

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I left the house just as the sky was beginning to lighten, wound my way up the Thompson Canyon, and bounced my way over the well worn highway to the Wild Basin turnoff in Rocky Mountain National Park.  Moments later several other painters arrived.  After morning greetings and chit chat, … Read More

Create Texture in Pastel Paintings with Fixative

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Texture…ahhh….I’ve been wanting to add variety of texture in my pastel paintings.  Since Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, I gave it a go with some simple heart shapes. The Focus To create a texture on the pastel painting surface, using a wet watercolor under-painting and fixative layered with … Read More

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