Pastels

My preferred medium is oil paint, but I also like pastels. Lately I have been doing plein air painting with pastels because it is easier to port my supplies into the woods. I also find that pastel studies are very helpful when I am working on large paintings. The three pastel mountain scenes of aspen groves on the Abyss trail are studies for a large commission. 

All pastels are sold as is (unframed - pastels must be framed under glass). Most major credit cards accepted. Please call me or send a note via the contact form if you would like to buy a pastel and pick it up from my studio to avoid shipping costs.  If you are buying beyond the Denver/Boulder/Fort Collins area please send me a note and I will let you know what the shipping costs will be and how to add them to your total.

Chatfield Reservoir

Chatfield Reservoir

A little plein air pastel. 2021 8.5"x11"

Aspens on a Creek

Aspens on a Creek

9.5"x 24" This image is from the Abyss trail, near a creek at the base of mountain. The colors this year were amazing. This is a study for a large painting commission that I am working on. Look for a painting post of this eventually.

Slope of Aspens

Slope of Aspens

9.5"x 24" Pictured on the Abyss trail along Guanella Pass, the fall color this year was spectacular. The mountain top was aglow with a gorgeous yellow and orange carpet of aspens. This is a study for a painting commission I am working on.

Aspens Sketch

Aspens Sketch

This sketch is from a spot on the Abyss trail located on Guanella Pass. This is study of the aspen trees for a large painting commission I am working on.

Cottonwood Pass

Cottonwood Pass

Pastel from a photo I took as we descended Cottonwood Pass. Something told me to turn around and I caught this last bit of light on the mountaintop.