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The images shown on this WEB site are my own digital reproductions of my original art work. Although every effort has been made to faithfully reproduce the originals, differences in video monitors and computer system settings can make for slight variations in how the images appear on your screen. If this is an issue with you then I suggest a personal viewing be arranged in my studio (particularly for original art work).

All matted prints and notecards are printed on high quality matte paper using archival quality inks. Every effort is made to generate as accurate of a reproduction of the original art work as possible.

The only precautions one should take to preserve the beauty of digital prints is to keep them out of prolonged direct sunlight, much as you would do with any high quality photograph. The prints come matted for standard frame sizes and it is suggested that the prints be framed under glass by the buyer. Prints handled in this manner should show no degradation for a very long period of time. The same precautions apply to original art work.


I accept commisions for pets. I will work from your photograph, but a short description of your pet will help to capture his/her personality. Most work is done in soft pastel, but I will do small paintings in colored pencil. Contact me to discuss details.


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In lieu of PayPal, a USPS Domestic Money Order will be accepted. A 'mail to' address will be supplied in an e-mail.

Shipping Prints and Notecards

I prefer to ship the prints and notecards using United States Postal Service (USPS)® Priority Mail®. This is usually the most economical shipment method for most locations at the present time. The shipment is trackable and often arrives in one to three days (US). UPS can be used at the purchasers request.

Shipping framed and unframed original art:

I would prefer not to ship original artwork. While it can be done with very careful, professional packaging, the extra expense of specialized shipping may be cost-prohibitive. Although my pastels have been lightly coated with a fixative to help prevent flaking or smudging, the somewhat fragile nature of the medium and the glass in framed art, could put the integrity of the work at risk during the shipping process. I would much prefer that if you are interested in an original art piece that you contact me and we can discuss a mutually agreeable method of review and delivery.

What is a Pastel Painting ?

The Pastel medium is in the form of a "stick" which consists of pure powdered pigment combined with an inert binder. The pigments used in pastels are the same as those used to produce all colored art media, including oil paints. The exact composition and characteristics of an individual pastel stick depends on the amount of pigment and the type and amount of binder used. Often a chalk or gypsum is used in the mixture. The color possibilities are endless.

Soft pastels:
This type of pastel stick has a higher portion of pigment and less binder, resulting in brighter colors. The pastel can be readily smudged, blended or layered during the creative process thus producing the unique and pleasing appearance of pastel paintings. Paintings made with soft pastels often require a fixative to prevent unintended smudging and to stabilize the media during handling. I recommend that soft pastel paintings always be matted and framed under glass.

Oil pastels:
The consistency of oil pastel sticks have often been described as "soft and buttery". The unique composition of this media tends to produce very vibrant and intense colors. Oil pastels are slightly more difficult to blend than soft pastels, but do not require a fixative. However, oil pastels never dry completely and must also be framed under glass. Oil pastels are dust-free which makes them cleaner and safer to use than soft pastels.

Acid free paper is commonly used by artists to ensure the longevity of the pastel. Pastel surfaces can be smooth or textured. Smoother surfaces may allow only two or three layers of pastel while textured, particularly sanded papers, will accept many more layers. Many papers come in a variety of colors. The paper color chosen for a pastel painting has a profound effect on the finished piece.

Lynne D. Whitsel
Churchville. PA