Chalk Pastels and Watercolors by Thomas M. Houston

"Grazing Slope", pastel on paper by Thomas M. Houston

"Grazing Slope", pastel on paper by Thomas M. Houston

Hanalei Bay, watercolor by T. Houston

“Hanalei Bay”, watercolor by T. Houston

I’ve been working with chalk pastels(as well as many other mediums) for nearly 40 years. I appreciate their velvety colors and  ease of portability which lends to working out doors in the tradition of plein aire painting.

Sonoma vineyard 1, T. Houston

“Sonoma vineyard 1”, chalk pastel by T. Houston

Thomas painting outdoor near Bear Creek