October 2018 Warner Fall Foliage
October 2018 Multi day workshop with Richard McKinley, President of American PSA
Sept-Oct 2018 Zullo Gallery painting jurried
Sept- Oct 2018 NH pastel Jurried painting
June 2017 Concord Pastel painting on display
May June 2016 Paintings on display Sunapee Landing, Won "Hole in One" award
March April 2016 paintings in Milton Gallry
January 2016, Over 30 of my works were displayed in the Roche Bros. Room of the Millis Library.
October 2015, Enjoyed displaying my work at the Warner Fall Foliage Festival. Meet many people who shared positive feedback. One of the best rewards is realizing others appreciate your work, by actually purchasing.
July 2015, Multiday workshop in Boothbay Harbor Maine Doug Dawson
June 2014, Travel with Jeanne Rosier Smith to Provence France for a week workshop
Pastel Painting tips:
1) Try painting outdoors, to maximize true light.
2) Underpainting colors should be bright to shine thru
3) Paint things you are familiar with, doing this draws your personality into your work.
4a) Rule of thirds, draw a tic tac toe pattern (in your mind) . Then don't put the focal point of your painting in the middle but in one of the intersecting lines.
b) when the main subject occupies most of the picture like a portrait place the eyes on one of the intersecting lines.
5) For landscapes avoid putting the horizion in the center of the frame, then you can concentrate on sky or foreground.
6) shallow depth of field is effective when working on a strong image ie animal, face, tree, flower...
7a) Direction of light determines which objects are highlighted or shadowed.
b) mid day light is most harsh or least desirable.
c) GOLDEN Hour is 1 hour after sunrise or before sunset. This time frame offers the best reds, yellow, orange.... warmest colors, also offers low sun angle with logest shadows.
8) The word photography is derived from the Greek phrase "drawing with light" . Light can be cool, harsh, or soft.
Original Pastel Paintings
Still Life , Landscape, Commission projects