“Finally”

Is it my last piece of 2020, or my first of 2021? Starting in September, my latest oil pastel piece has kicked my butt, challenging every technical skill I’ve learned so far. It required the use of over 45 different pastels, multiple tools and untold hours of tweaking details. References included 142 photos of casementContinue reading ““Finally””

Autumn Fire

Over the Fall/Winter seasons, I spend a good deal of time cooped up indoors, with hectic holidays looming and an excess of craft supplies lying about. So I craft. My holiday-themed items are easy and quick to create, and selling them can be tremendously satisfying. Now, though…the craft fairs are done, I’ve had a niceContinue reading “Autumn Fire”

Forgotten Prince

My friends, I think I may have found my favorite medium.The smooth, blend-able glide of oil paint. But no fumes.The tactile fun of crayon. But richer, and reworkable.Vibrant, versatile and (mostly) affordable. I’ve noticed a wide range of benefits and very few drawbacks to working in oil pastel. The medium can be smudged, stippled, scratched,Continue reading “Forgotten Prince”