Sun Swept

14″x11″ pastel on sanded board

This was a demo for a pastel workshop I am teaching this week. The purpose was to show texture and just enough lines and strokes to make it work.

Painted Desert Afternoon

12″x9″ pastel on sanded board

This is the view from Georgia O’Keefe’s home at Ghost Ranch. It is a spectacular presentation of the Painted Desert.

I had an amazing trail ride where I wove in and out of these beautiful hills. The light and landforms were spectacular. I feel like I needed all the texture in this painting to capture what I experienced.