Friday, March 6, 2015

Celebrate Spring with a Pastel Class!

The second set of classes this year at the Seymour Center in Chapel Hill starts this Monday, March 9th from 1-3pm. Sign up today, or Monday morning before class.

You may work on your own projects, or I'll have something new for you to get you in the mood for warmer weather!

Connect with your tribe of other pastel artists & work on your own artwork with guidance
or follow me with a new project. Sanded paper will be can buy a pre-made foam core board with a Sanded Surface from me for $3 or bring your own sanded paper.

Join us starting this Monday March 9th at the Seymour Center in Chapel Hill, 2551 Homestead Rd, NC 27516

Call them for registration info at 919 542-6495. $75 - 5 wks.

Questions? e-mail me at

See you Monday!


Saturday, February 14, 2015


While visiting my frame shop on Halloween, I snapped a photo of one of the costumed employees and finally got around to painting her pastel portrait. I decided to use my new favorite surface, suede mat board, but this one was a dark gray...much harder (I found out) to make light creamy skin tones on! 

"Gypsy", 15" x 20", pastel ©Kim Werfel

This surface is not forgiving and I doubt if I will ever do another portrait on the dark color. 
A learning experience, but fun.  It works really well depicting animal's fur.  

She told me she was a pirate, but I prefer to call this "Gypsy".

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Sunday, February 8, 2015


Meet "Ramsay", a beautiful dog with soulful eyes who lives in my town here in Pittsboro.  Ramsay's "Mom" had me paint him from one of his "Dad's" photos....Dad is studying photography and provided me with an wonderful shot here that helped me capture his spirit so well.

"Ramsay", 11"x14", pastel ©Kim Werfel

This artwork is painted on archival suede matboard, a newer pastel substrate for me that works wonderfully to capture the softness of fur while still maintaining vibrant color.  

A variety of pastels are used here...mostly Terry Ludwigs, but also some Rebrandts and  New Pastels.  A joy to paint!

A happy client that said I exceeded her expectations is my best reward.  I love painting pets for loving owners!  

Contact me to have your furry companion painted today.


Friday, December 5, 2014

People's Choice Award!

Whoo - Hoo! 

"Swans" won an honorable mention
at tonight's Central Carolina Community College 22nd Annual 
Chatham Artist Guild's Exhibition!

People's Choice Award! 

Thank you to all who turned out an voted for me!
 Feelin' the love!

Come visit me on the Chatham Artist's Guild Tour 

Tomorrow and Sunday only

Dec. 6 &7 from 10 am - 5 pm

Visit their site for a map at 

See you at my studio!


Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Chatham Artist's Studio Tour Dec 6 & 7 2014

We'll it's finally here!  The 22nd Chatham Artist's Studio Tour!

Getting ready for this weekend's Art Studio Tour....Christmas tree and lights, check, Hot spiced apple cider, pumpkin bread and brownies, check, new artwork back from the framer, check, house cleaned, check, music, check, and significant price reductions on selected artwork, cards and prints....check!  and too many other small details to mention.........!

Come check it all out this weekend Sat & Sun Dec 6 & 7th from 10 am - 5 pm, 1st weekend only!  Hope to see you all there! 

(pictured - "Rooster & his Chicks", original pastel, 2" wood frame and AR Glass.)

For more info on the tour, and a printable map see the link here:

Summer even got her haircut for the occasion :)

See you soon!


Thursday, November 13, 2014

Work at the Chapel Hill Art Gallery

Want a peak at the art you'll find on the Chatham Artist's Studio Tour? 

Come down to the Chapel Hill Art Gallery tomorrow night (Nov.14th) for our reception from 6-9 pm. Located at 1215 E. Franklin St., Chapel Hill, NC 27514

I'll be exhibiting my pastel border collies:

Hope to see you there!

Kim Werfel

Friday, November 7, 2014

Red Lion Amaryllis

My pastel "Red Lion Amaryllis" is now being exhibited at the Pittsboro Public Library's Chatham Artist's Guild Show to entice people to come visit me during the Tour.  

Red Lion Amaryllis, pastel, 5x7"©KimWerfel

This pastel was painted from an amaryllis blooming next to my window, backlit through a nice gauzy glow behind them. I rarely paint flowers, but this spoke to me.  I nurtured it for months and grew attached to these lovely blooms!

Save the dates!  I'm #24 and open the first weekend of the Chatham Artist's Guild Tour....December 6 &7, from 10am - 5pm in Fearrington Village.

Check out our website for the tour for more info a map and directions here:

Hope to see you there!