COMPOSITION – Nov 10, 2021
COLOR – Nov 12, 2021
Sante Fe, New Mexico – June 27 & 28, 2022
Antigua in the Caribbean – July 2022 cool

"Arrested Momentum"

Recent commissioned portrait.
Pastel, 15″ x 15″

Antiqua 2022

Ultimate Travel Workshop

Paint in Paradise with me!

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"Prix des Pastel"

Best of Show Award, IAPS 2020 International Exhibition.
Dunedin, Florida. “Impact” pastel, detail.


Second place, Pasit Pastellist International, Tivoli, Italy.
BoldBrush Best Pastel Award. Pastel 100. “Indigent” detail


Now the path gets rockier…


One thought leads to another…

Colored Lights

I recently bought some softboxes from Amazon…


Wrestling a painting into submission is tough…

All In

Sometimes with color you can be “all in.”


I interrupt our regularly scheduled blog on color for a recap from “Quest for The West.”

Silent Lucidity

A good painting has a clearness of thought behind it.


Creating a realistic portrait is tough stuff. Creating a realistic portrait from a photo is nearly impossible.

The Waterline

What is more elusive than a ghost during the daytime? The waterline in a photo…

I Set My Painting on Fire | Art is a Journey

First in the beginning of the “Art is a Journey” series by Christine Swann.
Christine shares tips, tricks, and the demolition of her paintings after every lesson.

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