Shoals at Boka Ascencion, Curacao

Located at an inlet from the Caribbean Sea, Boka Ascencion is known for turtle watching from the walled cliffs bordering it. Boka Ascencion is also the name of a plantation in this area of Curacao.

Shoals of Boka Ascencion, Curacao
soft pastel on Uart 500


Associates Gallery, Workhouse Building W-9

Join us for our regular Second Saturday opening reception on Saturday!


King George Farm

This is painted from an image I took on the way to Colonial Beach, Virginia. It is of a sprawling farm in King George County. The land was as vivid at the deep sky. Much of the foreground leaves the watercolor underpainting exposed.

King George Farm
soft pastel with watercolor underpainting on Pastelbord


Lancaster Silos, Winter

In this part of Lancaster County, much of the snow was just a memory. These silos popped against beautiful cloud formations, full of movement.

Lancaster Farm
soft pastel and charcoal on Uart 500


Lancaster Snow 2

I am going to try a bit of Marla Bagetta's style these days and do some repeation. While the first looks frigid, this one looks harsh due to its greater contrast. I especially like the deep turquoise sky and how it made parts of the snow look greenish.

Lancaster Snow 2
soft pastel and charcoal on Uart 500


Collector's Showcase at the Workhouse

Tickets are available now for the lottery-style fundraiser at the Workhouse Arts Center February 28.

My contribution for this year is Haybales & Lavender, a 12x9 soft pastel of Seven Oaks Lavender Farm in Catlett, Virginia, created with a watercolor underpainting.


Signature Membership, MPS!

I brought in the year with some fabulous news! I was juried to receive Signature Membership status with Maryland Pastel Society! This is a great honor from a long-established and respected society. I am very grateful. Here's my page at the MPS site - please take a look and "Like" it for me:


Lancaster Snow

I begin another 30 paintings in 30 days challenge this month with a series that will come from our trip to Lancaster PA over Thanksgiving. Painting snow is unusual for me, because I generally prefer sunny climes. I think I will also try repeating from within the series for additional insight and looseness. 

Lancaster Snow
pastel on Wallis


Watch for it! 30 in 30 in January!

Soon, I am going to participate in my second 30 paintings in 30 days challenge!

Here's September's collage of 30 paintings:

I will be also posting on my Facebook page, facebook.com/BonnieFergusonButler, so please go "Like" it now.

Ciao and Happy New Year!


20% off at Workhouse Arts Center this weekend

Run, don't walk, to the Workhouse Building W-9 this weekend! We're having a 20% reduction off on artwork sales over $100. I have many suggestions, if you need any. Plenty of my miniatures, crocheted scarves, photography, and fine art are just waiting on you and your last minute holiday gifting.

Rt 123 at Lorton Road
9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA 22079

Building 9 Hours 
Wednesday - Saturday: 11:00am - 6:00pm
Sunday: 12:00 - 5:00pm