Artisan Breads, A New Pastel Painting and Little Girl With Flowers print

I Wanted to try something a little different than my portraits I usually do, and I always loved farm signs, food signs etc.(like the bread canvas art you see in bakeries) and so I decide to try one for myself.  I’m pretty happy with the way it turned out. Actually, it makes me want to make a loaf of bread and EAT it, but that’s besides the point. Of course, now I want to create more food signs.  Next one I’m trying…peach and apple signs!

Also, I just wanted to try some simple watercolor wash images country oriented…little girls/children wandering in meadows,enjoying happy things like rainbows etc.  This is my most recent attempt and I think she looks sweet.  Oh well…back to the drawing board.  Please feel free to let me know what you think.


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Little Girl with flowers

Kathryn In The Meadow, Amish Girl with a Calf Pastel Painting

I finally finished another painting for my Amish series.  It’s, of course, another girl…I really need to do some amish boys!  I just find it so easy to do girls.  But I do promise to do another boy asap! I named this one after the amish girl that was my daughter’s pen pal when they were younger.  She actually looks a little like her.  I’m really happy the way the colors turned out and it kind of reminds me of a book cover the way it’s laid out. The sky looks like it could be sunset or just like the new day is starting to dawn. Either way, Kathryn looks like she is just happy enjoying the scenery and keeping this little calf company. Hope you like her. She will be going on my Etsy site asap.

On to the next one!

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Just Click on her for a larger view

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Amish Girl With A Calf Pastel Painting In The Works and Audrey Hepburn

I am almost half way through this painting of an amish girl with a calf, and I think I am happy with it.  I love the expression on this girls face, looking off into the distance. Also, I hope to make the calf stand out by making him look really soft. I think the two work well together in this picture.  I will post again when I am finished. She will also be added to my Etsy shop when I am done at

I have wanted to try Audrey Hepburn for so long, and I finally finished her.  It was so rewarding doing both Marilyn and Audrey, and now I am attempting Meryl Streep.  If anything, this is great practice.  I love it!  I will post soon.  Enjoy!DSC09135


Marilyn Monroe Pastel Painting Just Completed

Just finished number 2 in a series of classic movie actresses in pastel. Here is Marilyn Monroe…There is the original painting and a softened version. I kind of like the softened version better of the original, I don’t know why. What do you think?

This painting, as with the others, has been challenging but fun. I always learn a new trick or two and I just want to do more. I think I may want to try Audrey Hepburn next…hmmmm….

I am selling prints on my Etsy site here if interested:

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Scarlett O’Hara In Gone With The Wind Pastel Painting

I have wanted to try this for so long.  I had done celebrities from the past, back when I was a teen (so long ago) of John Wayne,Sophia Loren, etc. and I loved painting them.  I had just decided I’d try it again, when I saw Vivien Leigh as Scarlett O’Hara in an online search one day, I knew it would be the perfect one to start with. I absolutely love her character in this movie and this picture with her deep stare, she looks both evil and beautiful at the same time. I’ll most likely put this print up on Etsy asap,  as I know there may be old movie buffs out there.

Now this makes me want to watch the movie! Popcorn, anyone???

Scarlett O'Hara in Gone With The Wind (Vivien Leigh) Pastel Painting

Scarlett O’Hara in Gone With The Wind (Vivien Leigh) Pastel Painting


Amish Girl At The Farm Stand Completed

Wow, this took me so long to complete!  If you only knew how many times I corrected and changed things, erased and fixed, practiced over and over for the canning jars of fruit/veggies…but alas, I am finally finished.  I do hope you like it.  I have wanted to do this picture for so long.  I could never find a picture like this when I was looking for one in Amish country as a nice keepsake to take home with me, but now I have created one for myself…and for others!  It is exciting.

I think she turned out beautifully, and her face, like the others, seems so serene. I wanted it to look like the background was slightly out of focus, giving the feeling you were there on her farm, but focusing on what was in front of you.  The beautiful girl and what she has to sell on this warm, breezy summer day.

The next plan is maybe a boy and girl in the back of a buggy, facing opposite directions with their reads resting on their arms, looking like they are daydreaming. And then, one called “The Secret”, with two amish girls whispering to each other, and maybe  another picture with a cow, or horse…..I could go on and on!  Anyway, please let me know what you think and I will also have prints and cards put up on my easy site at :

I think I may also try canvas prints and pillows at some point, I will let you know.  Thank you for looking and reading!

Amish Girl At The Farm Stand

Amish Girl At The Farm Stand

Her beautiful face close up

Her beautiful face close up

Amish Pastel Paintings, “Emma” and “At The Farm Stand”

Hello!  I just finished one of the two Amish pastel paintings that I was working on.  One of them,”Emma”, although she is  not a real person, I am sure she could be!  I just wanted this painting to exude peacefulness and calm, and I think it does just that. Her expression is that of someone just daydreaming with not a care in the world. The other painting, “At The Farm Stand”, is still being worked on.  I am finding the jars of canned fruit/veggies a challenge, but they are getting there. Actually, I am further along than this picture is showing, but I figured I’d just keep you posted.  I will post this one as soon as I am finished, which will hopefully be today! I can’t wait to see how it will turn out!  I will let you know.DSC08983

At The Farm Stand

At The Farm Stand