Pastel Drawings

Phillip, bald
2003
Phillip, bald
2003
Red bubble hair
1994
(Sold)
Red bubble hair
1994
(Sold)
Ali's crowning glory
2013
Ali's crowning glory
2013
Hannah in blue
2013
(Sold)
Hannah in blue
2013
(Sold)
Colbalt vase
(Sold)
Colbalt vase
(Sold)
Larry & Michael    1993
Larry with Michael Jordan on the T-shirt
Larry & Michael 1993
Larry with Michael Jordan on the T-shirt
Female torso
1993
(Sold)
Female torso
1993
(Sold)
Amy Alt
1994
(Sold)
Amy Alt
1994
(Sold)
Ellen's back
1997
Ellen's back
1997
Red Pillow
1998
Red Pillow
1998
Charles
1993
Charles
1993

My pastel worked started around 1991 when I left the advertising business to follow my love of fine art.   I enrolled in a couple of portrait classes and rode my bicycle, with all my pastels and supplies stuffed into the paniers, to class a couple of times a week.   Working larger, because the sticks of pastel were larger than a pencil point, was such a joy!   To me, working in pastel is just an extension of drawing.   It is a matter of working with the media and learning how to use it to get the look you want.   As you see below there is a variety of styles and techniques.   I was tighter and more controlled in the beginning and have loosened up in the more recent years.