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Pastel Paintings of Vacation Photos

As we gear up for summertime travels, I'm looking forward to creating pastel paintings from your memorable vacation photographs. Here are several vacation images captured in a pastel painting.

Grand Teton National Park photo:

'Squall in the Tetons" pastel painting (with a bit of artist's license applied). Private Collection.

Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone photo.

"Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone" pastel painting. A recent collector purchased "Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone" as a gift for her husband, who thought that this iconic view was spectacular (I have to agree)!

Long Lake, Phelps, Wisconsin (a wonderful cabin escape during Thanksgiving 2018) photo:

"Way Up North on Long Lake" pastel painting. Juried into the Huron Art Collective Annual Exhibit and now in a private collection.

Farm in County Mayo, Ireland photo.

"Cuddy Farm" pastel painting. Private collection.

How commissions work:

My process is very simple. You can email me with 1-3 digital photos of a particular scene with a short description of the location and what appeals most to you of that scene. Choose a size, from 9x12, 12x16 or 18x24. These original pastel paintings are priced at $250 (9x12), $400 (12x16) and $600 (18x24) and are sold unframed (ask me about framing options). The unframed paintings are wrapped in glassine and secured for safe shipping anywhere in the United States.

I hope my blog visitors find enticing vacation photos to preserve their memory in a pastel painting. In fact, perhaps your photos will encourage me to expand my travel horizons!

Once again, reach out to me at

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