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Essential Pastels

Hi Artists! I am always being asked what are my favorite pastels ; so today I thought I would address that question . So I will share my favorite pastels that I use in almost every painting. ☺ First of all, my essential pastels are NuPastels and Rembrandts. I also love Girault pastels. They are …

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Tips and Techniques

Today, I am starting a new series to help you improve your skills and your art. The goal is to post a new topic in this category every week. If you have questions or ideas, please send me an email. I would love that. If I dont know the answer I will research it for …

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Fox Reflection

I have been working on a new painting called “Fox Reflection” for the workshop in pastel on June 19-21, 2015. I have really planned a special workshop adding a reflection of the fox in the water. It was a challenge and also fun to paint! I will post some of the steps after the workshop.

Sunset Run

On May 1-3, 2015, I will be giving a workshop on painting a white Andalusian horse. I wanted the horse to reflect all the colors of the rainbow so I decided on a sunset. I was inspired by a painting I saw at Lesley Harrison’s Workshop a couple of years ago. In fact I went …

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Bubbles-Portrait Workshop

Next week will be the annual portrait workshop and I am excited about it. I painted portraits in watercolor for 25 years before switching to pastels. I love painting portraits in pastel . It is so much easier and I love the result. This year I have been working on a special set of portrait …

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