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Figure study of Kay

Honorable Mention at Starline Gallery’s 2013 Grand Finale Masquerade Ball

I exhibited two artworks at the Starline Gallery’s Grand Finale Masquerade Ball in Late October, which wraps up their 2013 exhibition lineup, and I am proud to announce that I won an honorable mention in the show. 2 of my works were accepted, a portrait in soft pastels entitled “Jessica” and the award winner a figurative study done in soft pastel entitled “Kay”.

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Pastel Art of Sadie

Sadie modeled for us at Platform Studios in Chicago Illinois at several of their weeknight drawing sessions. On some days I draw using an array of soft pastels, and on others I keep it simple with a couple of pieces of black and white conté. Here are examples of each.

Pastel Paintings at the Absinthe Show Aurora, Illinois

The Absinthe Show Friday April 5th 2013 6pm – 10pm Artbar located at Two Brothers Roundhouse 205 North Broadway Aurora, IL 60506 (630) 264-2739 Artbar is holding a one day show “Absinthe Show” at the Two Brothers Roundhouse Brewpub. Enjoy Two Brother’s acclaimed craft beer while taking in the spectacle of the Absinthe art exhibit. […]

Portrait of Maggie, 12×16, Pastel on Board

Pastel Portrait of Maggie

Here is a new piece of art called “Portrait of Maggie”, who posed for us at the Palette and Chisel on Dec 2nd. It is executed in soft pastels and shows a young woman facing the viewer done in a colorful, saturated palette. My vantage point was from a short drawing horse in front of […]

Portrait of Kay, 16x20, Soft Pastel on Board, 9/3/2012

Pastels of Kay

Portrait of Kay, 16×20, Soft Pastel on Board, 9/3/2012 Kay, 12×16, Soft Pastel on Board, 9/3/2012 At the 2012 Palette and Chisel Labor Day Marathon we did 2 long poses of a young blonde model name Kay, and she did some difficult poses considering the length of the sitting. For the first 2 hour sitting […]

Portrait of Kristy, 12x16, Soft Pastel on Board, 9/5/2012

Portrait of Kristi, Soft Pastel Art

Kristi modeled for one of my drawing groups out in the Chicago suburbs, and I did a pastel portrait of her on a 12×16 Ampersand Pastelbord using various brands of Pastels (Rembrandt, Blick, and Daler Rowney). One thing I am very satisfied with is the contrast of hues used in the various tones. The highlights […]

Jesse with Her Hair Braided Up, 16x20, Soft Pastel on Board, 04/07/2012

Pastel Portrait of a Woman with Her Hair Braided Up, Painted at the Palette & Chisel in Chicago

Jesse with Her Hair Braided Up, 16×20, Soft Pastel on Board, 04/07/2012 A few weeks ago I did a portrait of Jesse, who has posed for us numerous times at the Palette & Chisel. Unfortunately, I arrived slightly late and ended up in a conspicuous location, but I think I made the best of my […]