Monday, April 13, 2009

Cup of fruit

Tried some pastels on a Canson drawing paper but it didn't have enough tooth so I was disappointed in the outcome. Oh well - you learn! :)

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Another Drawspace in Oil Pastels

I decided to do this drawing in oil pastels. The only thing I don't like about these pastels is it is difficult to get a sharp, clean edge and I am such a detail person. Otherwise, I really enjoy using them.

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Another Oil Pastel

I liked this piece as an acrylic and decided to try it again as an oil pastel. I really like working with the oil pastels, possibly even as much as I like chalk pastels.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Oil Pastel

Oh my gosh, oh my gosh. . . ..
I am so excited. I have never really played around much with my oil pastels - I think I always felt like they are too much like crayons. But today, a fellow artist on Drawspace asked if one of my drawings was an oil pastel (it was actually a chalk pastel) so I decided to go upstairs and dig out my box of oil pastels and try something. And I LOVED IT!!!! I really like the way they look, the way they blend, everything! Now I can't wait to start something else with them.

Friday, May 16, 2008

School Example

Although I haven't had much time to just draw for myself, I have started a couple of drawings while subbing for the other two art teachers; one in charcoal, and this one in chalk pastels.

Sunday, July 29, 2007


Forest of Drem

This drawing is a pre-work for my children's book. It is filled with forests and little creatures.

Dragon's Egg

Dragons are a theme I have employed over and over again throughout my art. I have drawn them, printed them, painted them, and carved them in pottery. This one is another pastel-for no particular reason, just sitting and doodling.

Still Life #3

Still Life #2

Still Life #1

So many of my pastels never get finished because of time. I really enjoy drawing with chalk pastels. As is obvious in my technical work, I am very much a realist. I particularly like still life and foliage for subject matter. The majority of my pastels have been drawn for school examples.

Unfinished Pastels

These are two unfinished examples used for teaching pastels to my beginning high school art students.