Tuesday, November 30, 2010

This is a benefit auction for car accident victim, Cherie, click to bid

In early October, near her home in Florida, Cherie was injured in an automobile accident, in which she rolled her jeep and broke her neck. She is now in Shepherd Spinal Center in Atlanta, paralyzed, where they are easing her off the ventilator. Needless to say, her family's expenses have been overwhelming. Her best friend, Elizabeth Nelson, is an artist friend of mine. Elizabeth is trying to help Cherie's family by getting her artist friends to contribute in some way. This is my effort to help. All the money for this sale will go to Cherie's family.

This framed pastel is 16x12, and would retail at my galleries for $1500.00. If you're bidding, please be generous. Thanks in advance for your generosity.

To read the entire story on Elizabeth's blog, go here: http://elizabethsthilairenelson.blogspot.com. The first entry about Cherie begins on October 5.

Monday, November 29, 2010


COCKTAILS IN PARIS is a 7x5 pastel on PastelBord. Bidding begins at $100.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010


CORNER CAFE IN PARIS is a 5x7 pastel on PastelBord. Bidding begins at $100.

Thanksgiving is over. Turkey, sweet potatoes, cranberry sauce, champagne and family thoroughly enjoyed. Now begins the Christmas season. Oy veh.


PARISIAN MARKET is a 5x7 pastel on PastelBord. Bidding begins at $100.00.

Another abstracted image. Just having fun.

I hope you all have a wonderful, safe Thanksgiving.

Thursday, November 18, 2010


RAINY DAY IN TROYES is a 7x5 pastel on PastelBord. Bidding begins at $100.

This is a little different than my usual stuff. I'm playing with abstracts.


NUDE WITH RED AND BLUE is a 5x7 pastel on PastelBord. Bidding begins at $100.

Nothing major pending today...ship off a painting (after rummaging around trying to find a box the right size, and bubble wrap--it's either feast or famine here. I'm either overwhelmed with shipping supplies or I'm running around town trying to gather up more). I'l spend some time at the easel to make a few more 5x7's. It's also time to start mentally preparing for my Saturday one-day class. This month I'm having people work from a special photo of theirs, something they've been meaning to do but have never gotten around to, or something they've been unsuccessful at recreating. If they don't have one, I'll let them use one of mine. I'll get the students to work differently than they're used to working. Hopefully, they'll go home with a successful piece of art.

Monday, November 15, 2010


BATHSHEBA is a 5x7 pastel on PastelBord. Bidding for this piece begins at $100.

Well I'm finally back to doing some little 5x7 pieces for auction. Seems like it's been forever. It feels good to be working small again. I enjoy that for some reason. I hope to get quite a few up throughout the next few weeks. Maybe someone's looking for some Christmas gift ideas????

Thursday, November 11, 2010


This 16x12 pastel is on its way, with a couple of other pastels, to Watts Fine Art, in Zionsville, IN.

I recently returned home from my last workshop of the year, with the wonderful artists of the Vermont Pastel Society. It was a drizzly, cold day with snow flurries, as Sandy, the President of the VPS, drove me to the airport. She tells me there were 3 inches of snow on the ground that evening. I would have loved to have seen it; Vermont is beautiful without snow, how much more beautiful with it?

Now I'm back in 70 degree weather, working at the easel again: 3 pieces to this gallery, one to that gallery, another to another. I'm tying up loose ends, now that I don't have to rush out of town again. Tomorrow, I visit my Dad in his retirement home, maybe see some of my sisters (I have 4, and a brother), hopefully have dinner with daughter Meg (short for Margaret), affectionately referred to as Moo. Or Moo-Head. Or Meggomaloo. Or Meggers.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

France dates finally confirmed!

June 12-19 First week session
June 19-23 Mid-workshops Normandy excursion
June 23-30 Second week session

Click on the flyer at left to see more info. This should be fun!

For more information on the class and La Bonne Etoile, click on the title above.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Scottsdale Artists School Beaux Arts

This 9x12 pastel is a demo from one of my workshops; its on its way to the Scottsdale Artists School Beaux Arts Annual Fundraiser. The Scottsdale Artists School, in Scottsdale AZ, hosts classes and workshops all year long, taught by some of the best working artists in the country. Beaux Arts 2010 is a festive evening with a silent auction of original paintings and sculpture by teachers and students of the Scottsdale Artists School. This year its Signature Artist is renowned artist and former SAS Instructor, Richard Schmid. There should be some incredible art being auctioned off that night. I wish I could be there and get some treasures.

Saturday, November 13, 2010
7:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.