Saturday, February 28, 2009


This aging Italian gentleman was challenging because of his unusual beard which was actually under his chin. I chose to draw him on a dark grey paper and work both lights and darks onto the middle value of the paper.

Pastel original 13x10"

Friday, February 27, 2009

Jade Plant

This was done with green soft pastels on a reddish paper. The glow of the page beneath the pigment completes the piece.
Original pastel, 9x13"

Sunday, February 22, 2009


This woman carries herself with such strength. I finally was able to get her to pose for this portrait. I have not quite captured her yet, but will try another in the future.

Pastel original 12x19"

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Old Spaniard

The model was unable to attend our last session so I was forced to complete as much as I could in the studio without reference.
Pastel 20x26" on Canson-Mis Teintes paper