Golden Rod and Lilies; pastel 16×14″

I have been busy juggling images for both the Redbubble and FAA sites, as well as trying to get new paintings finished. A new pastel is now complete; and a watercolour. The watercolour was going to be for this post, but it is asking for a little more time, and is rapidly turning into a […]

Thistles: pastel 18×14″

This latest picture has taken me some time; around 25 hours over the past two and a bit weeks. It has been made with both Carbothello and Conte pastel-pencils, with the occasional input from some green Rembrandt pastel sticks. The thistle heads were made from a soft white pastel plus the slightly harder edges of […]

“Marmalade”: pastel 19×13 inches

This year’s garden rudbeckias unfortunately didn’t include the ones with chocolate brown markings….all the plants struggled in the chilly start to the year and failed to thrive. However, this type called Marmalade was much more successful and has produced a good show. Here are five that broke off in strong winds. They were rescued and […]

Hydrangea (sketch); 8×6 inches approx.

Currently trying to get my larger recent pastel outdoors to photograph, but it’s now raining for a few days so will have to wait. Meanwhile, here’s a small sketch in pastel-pencil of a faded hydrangea bloom. The shrub I have produces delicate off-white flowers, with touches of green and blue in the early stages of […]

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