Tuesday, November 22, 2005 This painting is an older pastel I thought I would share. Happy Thanksgiving to everybody! When we get back I'll have some new postings I would like to share along with some works in progress. I thought it would be fun to share with everyone how a pastel painting comes together.
Mike enjoys painting a variety of subject matter in both pastels and oils. Born in Colorado, raised in England, he has spent the last 43 years in Wyoming. Mike’s work has won several awards in both regional and national exhibits and his paintings hang in private collections around the world. He has been selected three times in the Pastel Journal's Top 100 Annual Competition for his portrait, figurative and still life work. Mike is a signature member of the Pastel Society of America and the Pastel Society of Colorado; he is also a member of the Pastel Society of the Northern Rockies and the Degas Pastel Society.