Thank you for your interest in one of my original paintings! Each one is created by layering various professional-quality soft pastels on archival, sanded papers. I will personally ship your painting out of my home in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with love and care for protection. Pastel care & framing tips will also be included. It was a joyful, therapeutic experience painting these, and I hope they bring warmth to your home.
Sunday Morning Peacefulness
This is a sister painting to Walk With Me. I loved the color palette so much and especially enjoy the little bit of sparkle in the wildflowers.
Title: Sunday Morning Peacefulness Size: 8.5 x 11.5 inches This piece will arrive with a signature on the bottom right corner.
Walk With Me
Soft pastel paintings are built layer by layer, starting with the darks and then gradually working to warmth and light! There’s something magical that happens when the lights turn on and it changes everything. I wish to be part of this scene… on the path, headed into the light.
Title: Walk with Me Size: 7.5 x 10.75 inches This piece will arrive with a signature on the bottom right corner. Watch this painting come to life on Instagram!
First Sign of Spring – SOLD
To me, the first sign of Spring is always the seemingly overnight explosion of forsythia bushes around Pennsylvania. They are anything but subtle and a welcome burst of cheerful color while we patiently wait for the leaves to return.
Title: First Sign of Spring Size: approximately 9.5″ x 11″ Watch this piece come to life on Instagram!
Clouds No. 3 – SOLD
Title: Clouds No. 3 Size: 9 x 9 inches This piece will arrive with a signature on the bottom right corner. Watch this painting come to life on Instagram!
This is one of my favorite scenes captured on a summer drive with Mak & Vienna through my hometown. I have such a clear memory of that day, how beautiful it was, how much fun we had. It feels nostalgic and wistful to me for that reason. I’ve painted this scene quite a few times now (and will probably paint it quite a few more) because it takes me to such a happy place.
Title: Summer Memory Size: 9 x 12 inches This piece will arrive with a signature on the bottom right corner.
Clouds No. 2
Dark gray clouds hovering above (is it going to storm?) joined with white, fluffy puffs that tell of a happy day. Doesn’t this describe us sometimes too? The ability to be filled with both gloom and joy at the same time.
Title: Clouds No. 2 Size: 9 x 12 inches This piece will arrive with a signature on the bottom right corner. Watch this painting come to life on Instagram!
Sunrise Meditation – SOLD
Title: Sunrise Meditation Size: 6 x 9 inches
Grace & Calm – SOLD
The other night I couldn’t sleep because I had too much on my mind. Instead of fighting it, I decided to give in and head to my easel. As I painted this calming scene from my hometown this past summer, I kept telling myself “give yourself grace” over and over. Art can be therapy and this certainly was for me. -Valerie
Title: Grace & Calm Size: 9×12 inches This piece will arrive with a signature on the bottom right corner.
Morning Dusting – SOLD
I’ve been going on morning walks a few days a week before the sun comes up. There’s something about a morning walk in winter that is simply invigorating. On this particular day, between the dusting of snow and the magical sunrise, I had to paint the moment. -Valerie
Title: Morning Dusting Size: 6 x 9 inches This piece will arrive with a signature on the bottom right corner.
Morning Glow – SOLD
I painted this small piece in the morning hours while all was quiet and calm. It’s currently winter here, but it allowed me to escape to somewhere warm and bright. My favorite part is the glow in the water. -Valerie
Title: Morning Glow Size: Approximately 5.5 x 6 inches
Fairytale Path – SOLD
This painting has a very fairytale-esque feel. It just seems idyllic and peaceful, otherworldly almost. Maybe that’s because I painted it during such tumultuous times in our world and I was wishing for an escape. A dappled light path felt like the perfect place to start.
Title: Fairytale Path Size: 9 x 9 inches
Cotton Candy Sky – SOLD
I’ve been feeling a desire to paint scenes that have a fairytale-esque warmth – carefree and whimsical… landscapes that take me to another place. I think this painting achieves that with its cotton candy sky and colorful grasses.
Title: Cotton Candy Sky Size: 6 x 8″
A Moment of Serenity – SOLD
This painting was inspired by a walk at North Park in the North Hills of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The sun was going down and the water was still and serene. It is the serenity I wanted to remember.
Title: A Moment of Serenity Size: 6″ x 5.5″ inches
Clouds No. 1 – SOLD
A bright, blue sky day! Such a breath of fresh air.
Title: Clouds No. 1 Size: 9 x 6 inches This piece will arrive with a signature on the bottom right corner.
Fire & Water – SOLD
We are in the peak of Fall in Pennsylvania and each new day is bringing new inspiration to paint! The blue and orange hues dance together in this painting. I love the warm and cool together.
Title: Fire & Water Size: 6 x 9 inches
Autumn Glow – SOLD
Next to my childhood home there was a lane just like this with grand trees on either side. I spent countless hours on this lane. A simple memory, but a happy one that takes me to a comforting place in my mind. I hope the warmth and glow of this painting is a comfort, too.
Title: Autumn Glow Size: 9 x 12 inches
Pumpkin Path – SOLD
This painting was inspired by our annual pumpkin-picking visit to Soergel’s Orchard near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. There’s something magical about trapsing through the pumpkin patch and it tops the list of one of my most treasured traditions.
Title: Pumpkin Path Size: 8 x 10 inches
Poppies – SOLD
Title : Poppies Size: 8×10 inches
Last Of The Wildflowers – SOLD
It’s the end of August in Pennsylvania and the wildflowers are abundant, but with signs of running their course. Soon we will say goodbye to Summer.
Title : Last of the Wildflowers Size: 9 x 12 inches Media: Various professional quality soft pastels on archival, sanded paper.
Lace Dreams – SOLD
Queen Anne’s Lace – unruly, wild & absolutely magical. This piece feels like a summer dream and was inspired by the Pennsylvania landscapes dotted with this charming wildflower.
Title : Lace Dreams Size: 6 x 9 inches
Another Time & Place – SOLD
The old-fashioned feel of this piece just takes me to another time and place, a simpler, slower time. It was inspired by the beautiful place I grew up in rural Western Pennsylvania. – Valerie
Title : Another Time & Place Size: 9 x 12 inches
Wildflower Walk – SOLD
It’s wildflower season! Lately, I’ve been paying close attention to the Pennsylvania landscape and the wildflowers everywhere are just so alluring to me. Like little dots of magic spread throughout, enchanting and unruly. This painting was inspired by a country drive through my hometown of Scottdale, Pennsylvania.
Title: Wildflower Walk Size: 9 x 12 inches
Golden Entrance – SOLD
Cheerful golden flowers along a country path feels welcoming, warm and bright! I’ve been playing close attention to the Pennsylvania landscape and the wildflowers everywhere are just so alluring to me. Like little dots of magic spread throughout, enchanting and unruly. This painting was inspired by a country drive through my hometown of Scottdale, Pennsylvania.
Title: Golden Entrance Size: 6 x 9 inches