Monday, March 15, 2010

Empty Tub

Empty Tub, 18x24 Soft Pastel
I finished this piece in a day, and then kept coming back to it adding colors and making adjustments. It shows a certain stiffness in the pose, but I intended it as a moment of frozen reflection, sort of like when you are reluctant to get out of the bathtub even after all the water has drained out.


Feather, 5x10 Soft Pastel
I like the odd simplicity of this piece, and the single bright red feather.

Thursday, March 11, 2010


18x24 Soft Pastel, Untitled
A larger addition to the Blue Series. The final addition of peeling paint in the corner added a whole different feel to this piece.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Sunday, March 7, 2010


12x16 Soft Pastel
The latest addition to my new "Blue Series." It's funny how art minute you're painting bucolic fields, sheep and cotton and then one day you sit down and this comes out instead. It is surprising, but you have to let it flow. Art has a powerful ability to channel emotions and express them in unplanned ways.

Thursday, March 4, 2010


9x11 Soft Pastel
I am experimenting more with color and texture in this piece, one of a series.


9x12 Soft Pastel
I am branching out into the dog breeder world with pet portraits...this is a portrait of a prize-winning Boykin Spaniel, a treasured pet of one of my friends. They breed these spaniels and are located in Mountain Brook, Alabama.