Wednesday, September 10, 2014


Another day at Sunset Beach, Tarpon Springs where spectacular clouds presented themselves.  They were bringing to shore much thunder, lightning, and rain.  But before reaching shore the clouds opened up and a beautiful rainbow formed before our eyes.  I tried to recapture that moment when several of us artists were awestruck by the beauty of it all.
TITLE:  "A Lively Hope"
MEDIUM: Pastel on Uart sandpaper, 320 grade
SIZE:  8 X 10

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Starting To Clear

TITLE:  Starting To Clear
MEDIUM:  Pastel on Uart, 320 Grade
SIZE:  12" X 12"

Sunday, July 27, 2014

After The Rain

The clouds this time of year really are spectacular along Florida's West Coast. There were very strong storms happening early Friday morning.  The practical decision would be cancel painting day at Howard Park.  But I thought it would be exciting to paint clouds during a storm and the park has open shelters for protection from the rain.  Six artists showed up!  As it turned out it didn't rain in the park but we could see the storm clouds and hear the thunder crack and see the lightening.  We all weathered the storms very well.

TITLE:  After The Rain
MEDIUM:  Pastel on Uart sandpaper, 320 Grade
SIZE:  6" X 6"

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Before The Rain

This painting was done at Howard Park in Tarpon Springs Florida.  We could see the rain clouds heading our way but many times they can be in sight and never reach the shore.  The challenge with a pastel artist is determining how much time before the rain hits the shore.  I've been caught in the rain before scrambling to the car while trying to keep my pastels and painting dry. Pastels, paper and water are not a good combination!  So, to be on the safe side several of us decided to head for the shelter in the park.  It was a wise decision.  The rain came shortly after settling in the shelter.

TITLE:  Before The Rain
MEDIUM:  Pastel on Uart paper 320 Grade
SIZE:  5 1/4" X 8"

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Discover The Path

Another view from "The Artists Cave".  This path goes into the giant cluster of Sea Grapes where artists find shelter from the sun.

Title:  Discover The Path
Medium:  Pastel on Uart paper 320 grade
Size:  5" X 7"

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Palms at Tampa Bay

There is a beautiful walkway along Tampa Bay that has untrimmed Palm trees which I like.  This grouping caught my eye so I found a spot to set up my art supplies and spent the next two mornings painting this.

Title:  Palms at Tampa Bay
Medium:  Pastel on Uart 320 grade sandpaper
Size:  11" X 17"

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Sea Grapes By The Water

This is the side view from the "Giant Sea Grapes Artists Cave" where four of us artist are painting shoulder to shoulder and back to back to stay out of the sun and capture those very special views of white sand and beautiful foliage found on Honeymoon Island.

Title:  Sea Grapes By The Water
Medium:  Pastel on Uart sandpaper
Size:  5" X 8"