I’m a painter, not a blogger.  But every now and then, my plan is to post an article that provides some information on my painting and/or framing processes.  I don’t put every painting on my website because I paint a lot!  But maybe I’ll just post some here to show my latest work.  Or maybe I’ll create some slideshows.  Let me know if there’s anything you’d like to see here about pastels.  Thanks for reading!

It’s the Islands, Mon…

Let's travel to some tropical islands!   We'll visit the Bahamas, the Caribbean: St. Vincent and St. Kitts, Hawai'i and some of the French Polynesian islands: Tahiti, Raiatea, Huahine, Bora Bora, Moorea and Rangiroa. https://youtu.be/PHvF7DwiiCo  

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An Art Trip Through Southwestern France

Join me as I travel from Toulouse through the villages and towns of the Quercy region -- the Lot River Valley.  We'll stop in St. Martin, Monpazier, Castelfranc, Cahors, Sarlat, Les Arques (location of the book From Here You Can't See Paris), St. Cirq La Popie and Puy...

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A Favorite Pastel Painting Technique

Here's a little video I just made talking about one of my favorite pastel techniques.  You won't see this in all of my paintings because sometimes it just doesn't happen.  I've come to realize that the type of brush I use for the underpainting may determine how much...

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Finishing the Painting

 I must admit that I made a mistake on this video.  I said "You're working from light to dark" when I actually meant the reverse.  With pastels, you work from dark to light.  In my defense, I was in the heat of the painting...

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