Monday, February 22, 2010

Florida Pelican

7 1/2 x 9 1/2 Pastel on sanded paper

I was going through some old photos, and after cropping this picture, I realized that I had to try these feathers. They looked incredible with all those black, graphic lines dividing each other.

Sunday, February 21, 2010


8 x 10 Pastel

This was hard to capture the shadows from the reeds in the water. It was intriguing, because you couldn't tell where the reeds ended and the reflections started.
I have added an etsy link for purchasing artwork, under the name buzzie2. Unfortunately, I can't change the name!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Peonies in Pastel

9 x 9 Pastel on paper, can be framed

This was supposed to be a practice sketch, I wanted to try these pinks on a flower like this, and I did it really fast. I liked it enough to post it, sometimes these little no pressure ideas surprise me.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Another Tangled Web

8 x 10 Pastel matted and framed to 14 x 16
$140 plus shipping

Another view of the same scene, I am a little worried about posting, I'm afraid my artwork time is limited these days. I am preparing to go to Florida for the month of March, so all my time is going into getting ready and organizing things here so they will run smoothly. I am nervous about leaving for so long, but am also very excited. It is a trial for the future to see where and how my husband and I will like to spend winters as he slows down his work schedule. I plan on bringing supplies with me, but I can already feel the frustration with the need to paint but not being able to. Somehow I will balance things I guess, hopefully be inspired by new environment and get to see a lot of new art in a different part of the country. I will try to be diligent!

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Another Beach Path

7 x 9 Pastel matted and framed to 12 x 14

This is a photo I have returned to many times and repainted. For some reason I never get tired of painting it, I guess I want to be there!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Tangled Web

8 x 10 Pastel matted and framed 14 x 16
$140 plus shipping

Tangled marsh grass closeup, that was so fun to do. A bit abstract, I see endless possibilities!

Monday, February 8, 2010

Sunshine Award


I received a Sunshine Blogger award from Filomena de Andrade Booth. Thank you Filomena, I really appreciate it!
The rules for accepting this award are:
Put the logo on your blog or within your post.
Pass the award on to 12 bloggers.
Let the nominees know they have received this award by commenting on their blog.
Link to the person from whom you received this award.

I am very happy to pass this along to:


7 x 7 pastel
email for info

This is a sketch I was sort of experimenting with, I don't usually do still lifes with pastel like this, so don't know if I should offer it to the public. If any one is interested, you can email me.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Pastel News

Please visit if you have a moment or two. I am honored to be the featured artist, and I am also trying to promote the site. Mario Vukelic is from Croatia, and is one of these incredibly generous artists that spends time putting these sites together to promote other artists along with the medium. It's amazing to me that there are so many talented people out there working to educate and connect artists to each other as well as creating a venue for viewing and purchasing art. We are a lucky community, so please enjoy and spread the word! Thank you Mario!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010


7 x 7 Pastel matted to 12 x 12
$85.00 plus shipping