Thursday, November 28, 2013


Most of you know me as an animal portrait painter, but recently I took a workshop with the talented Mrs. Barbara Jaenicke and have been inspired by her landscapes.

Working away on several to show at my home during the Studio Tour, they're now being framed.

"Autumn's Gold", pastel, 9x12", $300 ©KimWerfel

These landscapes are more impressionistic than my more realistic style I use for portraits.  Loosening up, softening edges and pushing color is lots of fun!  I learned much about underpainting and the importance of big shapes in Babara's workshop.

"Autumn's Gold" is being framed with a thick wood frame and protected with Ultra Vue Glass.  I love the light and working with complementary colors...especially purple and gold.

Come see me this and others on my tour in December!

Happy Thanksgiving!


Monday, November 25, 2013

It's Studio Tour Time Again!

Come visit me on the 21st Chatham Artist's Studio Tour!
Dates are Saturdays & Sundays Dec. 7&8, 14 &15 from 10 to 5pm.

See our website for a printable map and more info on the two group exhibitions at

"Affection", pastel, 32"x24", $1200

Meet me at my home (#30) to see my original work, giclee prints, note cards and new 2014 Calendars!

Come see my Art Studio where all my creations happen, learn about my classes and discuss the commission process to learn about how to have a special, custom work of art created just for you!

"Affection" (above) will be exhibited at the CCCC (Central Carolina Community College in Pittsboro) Gallery for the first weekend with all the other tour artists.  Be sure to come to the Reception Friday, December 6, from 7-9 pm, and vote for your favorite for the People's Choice awards!  Come early as the awards are given at 8:00pm.  This is a popular Pittsboro Community event with lots of gourmet hors d'oeuvres too! :)

Don't miss this fun, educational and informative once-a-year event!

Hope to see you at the reception and at my place.

Happy Thanksgiving!