Tuesday, November 27, 2012

A PATIENT HUSBAND, click to bid

Here's an old one. I painted this a few years ago after attending a doll show with my friend Diane. Here is a patient husband. And a fortunate wife. A PATIENT HUSBAND is an unframed 7x5 pastel on PastelBord. Bidding begins at $100.

Sunday, November 25, 2012


I live with my daughter's two cats. There is not an item I bring into the house which they do not inspect thoroughly. Within minutes of its arrival. This new box has passed their inspection. A NEW BOX IN THE HOUSE is a 12x16 pastel on Pastelbord. Bidding begins at $100.

Friday, November 23, 2012


One Wednesday morning I had a room full of students standing at their easels ready to work, and no model. We waited, no phone call from her to explain why, so I figured I'd demonstrate how to paint a still life with pastels. We scrounged around the closets in the classroom and found these two objects. Thus, the creative title, "Still Life with Gargoyle." Still Life with Gargoyle is an 11x14 pastel on foamcore. Bidding begins at $100.


This was a demonstration I did for my class during a workshop in Highlands, NC, this past June. It's larger than my usual little 5x7's or 6x6's on my blog. It's 16x20, and when framed will have a lot of presence. I can't quite figure out why, but there are some models who inspire me. I wind up loving almost everything I do with them. This model was one was one of them. Bidding begins at $150.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012


For some reason I've always loved this little piece. I did it 2 years ago and refused to sell it, but I think it's time. I've gotten plenty of mileage out of it. And if it doesn't sell? I'll be happy. Thank you, those of you who responded to my last post. It really makes me warm inside to receive good wishes from people I hardly know, yet who have made such efforts to be encouraging. You're good people. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving, everybody. I'll be with one of my 2 daughters, my sisters and their husbands and their children and grandchildren and a friend. There will be plenty of food and wine. And northwest Georgia is gorgeous lately. Cool weather, glorious color still left in the trees. It's a perfect Thanksgiving. EVA DANS LE BAIN is a 6x6 pastel on Pastelbord. Bidding begins at $100.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012


Has it been since July that I wrote last? Life has been almost unmanageable since then... a separation, divorce, a move, an awkward dance with several mortgage companies (still dancing), hospice with my Dad and his final passing (he's in a better place) just 3 weeks ago. I'm trying to get back to living a productive life. Can't say I'm actually doing it yet, but I'm getting there. I'm cleaning out my studio again, trying to sell work that has not sold for one reason or another, and attempting to make a little money to get me through my typically slow months. Here is the first of many small works I'll be putting up on ebay the next few weeks. I've missed blogging and look forward to hearing from my subscribers again.
"After Her Bath" is an unframed 6"x6" pastel of Rosza, my model during my workshop in France this past June. It's beginning price (and most usually the selling price) at auction is $100.00.