The Goldilocks Collection

I call this the Goldilocks Collection because it includes paintings that range from small to medium to large. The paintings are priced accordingly in the hope that you will fall in love with a painting that is just the right fit for you.

 

Some of these are the largest paintings I've ever created. It was an exciting challenge for me to go from working on small pieces that fit easily on my tabletop easel to needing to continually step back across the room as I worked to be able to see how these large paintings would look when hanging on a wall.

 

I'm excited to share all of these with you and hope you find something that speaks directly to your heart. Throughout my life, artwork has played a major role in helping me create a warm and peaceful atmosphere where I come to recharge my spirit. I like to think that by creating these images I am sending positivity out into the world and that my art will bring peace and beauty into your home as well.  

 

These original paintings are only available right here, on this page. If you are interested in purchasing a one-of-a-kind, original pastel painting, contact me at tricia@triciamcwhorter.com and I will get back to you as quickly as I can to arrange payment and shipping since I will personally be packaging and mailing each painting. Payment plans are available so ask for details. Remember, as there is only one of each original pastel painting, please act quickly to avoid missing out on your favorite. From the time you receive it, there is a 15-day, money back guarantee if the painting fails to meet your expectations.

Magnolia Embrace

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24" x 36"

$2,497

Magnolia Embrace is a sumptuous, eye-catching painting whose size and scale immediately commands your attention. It invites you to enter and lose yourself in its dreamy world. It is peaceful yet sensual and one of my favorite paintings I've done to date. 

 

This original one-of-a-kind pastel painting ships mounted on Foamcore and wrapped in tracing paper to protect the pastel surface of the drawing. It arrives with instructions for matting and framing a pastel original.

Succulent

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24" x 36"

$2,497

I first became entranced by the vast array and incredible variety of succulent plants when I lived on the West Coast in Southern California. The climate and sandy soil is perfect for them and I was amazed by their range of colors, sizes and shapes. This particular painting is large and it invites you to stop, dive into the heart of this succulent and really be able to appreciate its absolute beauty.   

 

This original one-of-a-kind pastel painting ships mounted on Foamcore and wrapped in tracing paper to protect the pastel surface of the drawing. It arrives with instructions for matting and framing a pastel original.

Peach in Yellow Bowl

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24" x 36"

$2,497

I love trying to capture light and I was so taken by the beauty of this perfect peach as the light caught the edge of the bowl that cradled it. I find my eyes almost caressing the objects in this painting as I follow the curves and, in doing so, I slow down and enter into a moment of calm. I often think of paintings as a kind of visual meditation — a way of being more present in the moment.     

 

This original one-of-a-kind pastel painting ships mounted on Foamcore and wrapped in tracing paper to protect the pastel surface of the drawing. It arrives with instructions for matting and framing a pastel original.

Rainbow Rose

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SOLD

11" x 14"

This rose really spoke to me as I was painting it. Its petals reflected so many different subtle colors and I just went with it. I love how it shows a more impressionistic palette and it has a magical feel to me. I was thrilled with how it came out.   

 

This original one-of-a-kind pastel painting ships matted and framed in a simple white frame.

Sunflower

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5" x 7"

$297

I have always loved sunflowers. There is just something so cheerful about them. And they have a delightful audaciousness when they tower over the other plants in the garden. Lucky for me we had a wonderful crop this year and I was able to take lots of photos to use as inspiration for future paintings. Recently, of course, sunflowers took on new meaning as they came to be a symbol of the indomitable spirit of the Ukrainian people fighting for their country and Democracy.

This original one-of-a-kind pastel painting ships matted in a simple frame with an easel back so it can sit proudly on a shelf. It can also hang on a wall, and because of its petite size is quite versatile and works beautifully alone or in an arrangement of other paintings.

Tangerine Rose

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SOLD

5" x 7"

This is such a special rose. I love the intense, rich colors as well as the soft, lush petals. And the little curvy line of highlight absolutely made this one sing to me. This is an easy painting to get lost in, and, in getting lost, find that place of peace within yourself.

 

This original one-of-a-kind pastel painting ships matted in a simple frame with an easel back so it can sit proudly on a shelf. It can also hang on a wall, and because of its petite size is quite versatile and works beautifully alone or in an arrangement of other paintings.

Flowering Quince

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5" x 7"

$297

This beautiful flowering quince graces the entry to my driveway. There's only a short period of time when it's in a full riot of blossoms. I loved capturing its exuberance in a style that's loose and energetic.  

 

This original one-of-a-kind pastel painting ships matted in a simple frame with an easel back so it can sit proudly on a shelf. It can also hang on a wall, and because of its petite size is quite versatile and works beautifully alone or in an arrangement of other paintings.

The Road Home

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SOLD

5" x 7"

I've always had a great fondness for country roads and this one runs along the property where I'm living in rural northwest Washington state. I was walking my dog along this curving road when I saw the sun illuminating these yellow trees up ahead of me and I simply had to paint it.

 

This original one-of-a-kind pastel painting ships matted in a simple frame with an easel back so it can sit proudly on a shelf. It can also hang on a wall, and because of its petite size is quite versatile and works beautifully alone or in an arrangement of other paintings.

Peruvian Lillies

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5" x 7"

$297

I first discovered Peruvian Lillies when I was in my twenties and I was an instant fan. They come in such happy colors and they always lift my mood.

 

This original one-of-a-kind pastel painting ships matted in a simple frame with an easel back so it can sit proudly on a shelf. It can also hang on a wall, and because of its petite size is quite versatile and works beautifully alone or in an arrangement of other paintings.

Grand Old Tree

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5" x 7"

$297

I saw this lovely old tree while on a hike in California's wine country. I stopped and marveled at how majestic it was. I simply had to capture it in a painting.

This original one-of-a-kind pastel painting ships matted in a simple frame with an easel back so it can sit proudly on a shelf. It can also hang on a wall, and because of its petite size is quite versatile and works beautifully alone or in an arrangement of other paintings.

Orange Tulip — The Inside Story

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5" x 7"

$297

For a small painting, this one packs a real punch in terms of impact. I love the intense colors and the way the image draws you in. I never tire of looking deep into a tulip.

This original one-of-a-kind pastel painting ships matted in a simple frame with an easel back so it can sit proudly on a shelf. It can also hang on a wall, and because of its petite size is quite versatile and works beautifully alone or in an arrangement of other paintings.

Flower Moon

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SOLD

5" x 7"

The power of a full moon is the stuff of legends. This painting is of the recent Flower Moon. The name alone sparked my imagination so I went outside to check it out and I was mesmerized. I was really happy with the moodiness of the finished painting.  

 

This original one-of-a-kind pastel painting ships matted in a simple frame with an easel back so it can sit proudly on a shelf. It can also hang on a wall, and because of its petite size is quite versatile and works beautifully alone or in an arrangement of other paintings.

Into the Light

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5" x 7"

$297

As the sun was going down outside my house one day, I was excited to capture this moment when the trees were illuminated by the setting sun.

 

This original one-of-a-kind pastel painting ships matted in a simple frame with an easel back so it can sit proudly on a shelf. It can also hang on a wall, and because of its petite size is quite versatile and works beautifully alone or in an arrangement of other paintings.

Ferns and Sentinel Trees

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SOLD

5" x 7"

There is a small lake in the forest where I walk my dog. One day I stood at the far end looking out through the trees and ferns just as the sun was setting. It was a magical moment and I was inspired to capture it in this painting.  

This original one-of-a-kind pastel painting ships matted in a simple frame with an easel back so it can sit proudly on a shelf. It can also hang on a wall, and because of its petite size is quite versatile and works beautifully alone or in an arrangement of other paintings.

Port Townsend Waterscape

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5" x 7"

$297

In Port Townsend, a charming Victorian town in Washington state, there is an inlet on the Salish Sea where the water flows in and out over the marshy land. The vista there is always changing and I loved the play of light on the water and the reflections from the clouds the day I captured this image.  

 

This original one-of-a-kind pastel painting ships matted in a simple frame with an easel back so it can sit proudly on a shelf. It can also hang on a wall, and because of its petite size is quite versatile and works beautifully alone or in an arrangement of other paintings.

Sunset Through the Trees

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5" x 7"

$297

I love how the setting sun glows behind these trees. The ferns are so lush and feathery. It's a magical place that always helps me regain my sense of inner peace. I hope this painting gives you that same sense of restorative calm.

 

This original one-of-a-kind pastel painting ships matted in a simple frame with an easel back so it can sit proudly on a shelf. It can also hang on a wall, and because of its petite size is quite versatile and works beautifully alone or in an arrangement of other paintings.

Yellow Daffodils

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SOLD

5" x 7"

There is something so hopeful and happy about the first time you see daffodils after a cold, dark winter. It's as though they are a message from the future that brighter days lay ahead.

 

This original one-of-a-kind pastel painting ships matted in a simple frame with an easel back so it can sit proudly on a shelf. It can also hang on a wall, and because of its petite size is quite versatile and works beautifully alone or in an arrangement of other paintings.

Red Chair by Window

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SOLD

5" x 7"

This was a fun painting to do because I don't often paint interior scenes and I challenged myself to paint it as a 5"x7", even with all the detail. It was also a kick to include a pillow that I had made from another of my images (something YOU can do with any of my paintings if you check out my Art Prints and Merchandise tab).

 

This original one-of-a-kind pastel painting ships matted in a simple frame with an easel back so it can sit proudly on a shelf. It can also hang on a wall, and because of its petite size is quite versatile and works beautifully alone or in an arrangement of other paintings.

Yellow Daylily

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11” x 14”

$797

This flower was blooming in the garden on the day my oldest daughter was married, so it holds a special place in my heart. Daylilies only bloom for a day, so they serve as a reminder to seize the moment. We should celebrate those moments of beauty and joy we come across regardless of how brief they may be. But this one, of course, will bloom for a very long time!

This original one-of-a-kind pastel painting ships mounted on Foamcore and wrapped in tracing paper to protect the pastel drawing. It arrives with a pre-cut white mat and self-adhesive spacers to mount on the back of the mat to keep it raised slightly from the painting surface itself, one technique recommended when framing a pastel (instructions are included). The matted painting will fit in a standard 16" x 20" frame to make it easy to frame. (Frame is not provided.)

Red Hibiscus

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14" x 11"

$797

When I see a red hibiscus I always want to pick it and put it behind my ear. That’s what I did when I first discovered them on a trip to Hawaii when I was in my early thirties. I have always loved the rich, intense color of their petals and how they invite you into their very centers. This is a good one to lose yourself in — I did, a lot, while I was painting it!

 

This original one-of-a-kind pastel painting ships mounted on Foamcore and wrapped in tracing paper to protect the pastel drawing. It arrives with a pre-cut white mat and self-adhesive spacers to mount on the back of the mat to keep it raised slightly from the painting surface itself, one technique recommended when framing a pastel (instructions are included). The matted painting will fit in a standard 20" x 16" frame to make it easy to frame. (Frame is not provided.)

Viola

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14” x 11”

$797

I have always loved violas and pansies. All pansies are actually violas but not all violas are pansies, something I didn’t learn until recently. This one was growing in the planter outside my studio window and I was drawn to the beautiful shading of blue on the outside to the yellow of its center. I knew when I saw it, that I had to put it up on my easel.

 

This original one-of-a-kind pastel painting ships mounted on Foamcore and wrapped in tracing paper to protect the pastel drawing. It arrives with a pre-cut white mat and self-adhesive spacers to mount on the back of the mat to keep it raised slightly from the painting surface itself, one technique recommended when framing a pastel (instructions are included). The matted painting will fit in a standard 20" x 16" frame to make it easy to frame. (Frame is not provided.)

Stargazer Lily

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11" x 14"

$797

I love how showy and extravagant the Stargazer Lily is! It is truly one of those flowers that you simply can’t walk past. It’s so beautiful that whenever I see one, I always lean down to inhale its heavenly scent.

 

This original one-of-a-kind pastel painting ships mounted on Foamcore and wrapped in tracing paper to protect the pastel drawing. It arrives with a pre-cut white mat and self-adhesive spacers to mount on the back of the mat to keep it raised slightly from the painting surface itself, one technique recommended when framing a pastel (instructions are included). The matted painting will fit in a standard 16" x 20" frame to make it easy to frame. (Frame is not provided.)

Yellow Calendulas 1 

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11" x 14"

$647

I created Yellow Calendulas 1 and Yellow Calendulas 2 as companion pieces, although they can each stand on their own. I had picked a bouquet of calendulas from the garden in front of my house and I just loved how velvety their petals were and how each flower seemed to enjoy snuggling next to its neighboring bloom. They seemed friendly and comforting.

 

This original one-of-a-kind pastel painting ships mounted on Foamcore and wrapped in tracing paper to protect the pastel drawing. It arrives with a pre-cut white mat and self-adhesive spacers to mount on the back of the mat to keep it raised slightly from the painting surface itself, one technique recommended when framing a pastel (instructions are included). The matted painting will fit in a standard 16" x 20" frame to make it easy to frame. (Frame is not provided.)

Yellow Calendulas 2

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11" x 14"

$647

I created Yellow Calendulas 1 and Yellow Calendulas 2 as companion pieces, although they can each stand on their own. I had picked a bouquet of calendulas from the garden in front of my house and I just loved how velvety their petals were and how each flower seemed to enjoy snuggling next to its neighboring bloom. They seemed friendly and comforting.

 

This original one-of-a-kind pastel painting ships mounted on Foamcore and wrapped in tracing paper to protect the pastel drawing. It arrives with a pre-cut white mat and self-adhesive spacers to mount on the back of the mat to keep it raised slightly from the painting surface itself, one technique recommended when framing a pastel (instructions are included). The matted painting will fit in a standard 16" x 20" frame to make it easy to frame. (Frame is not provided.)

Sunflower with Bee

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11" x 14"

$647

Our garden had a lot of sunflowers this year and they really pulled me toward them when I went outside. As I got close to this one, I noticed a bee that had also been drawn in close. Sunflowers just might be one of the happiest looking flowers in the garden.

 

This original one-of-a-kind pastel painting ships mounted on Foamcore and wrapped in tracing paper to protect the pastel drawing. It arrives with a pre-cut white mat and self-adhesive spacers to mount on the back of the mat to keep it raised slightly from the painting surface itself, one technique recommended when framing a pastel (instructions are included). The matted painting will fit in a standard 16" x 20" frame to make it easy to frame. (Frame is not provided.)

Two Red Poppies

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14" x 11"

$647

I have always loved the intense red and the contrasting black in the petals of red poppies. It’s the kind of dynamic flower you can easily lose yourself in.

 

This original one-of-a-kind pastel painting ships mounted on Foamcore and wrapped in tracing paper to protect the pastel drawing. It arrives with a pre-cut white mat and self-adhesive spacers to mount on the back of the mat to keep it raised slightly from the painting surface itself, one technique recommended when framing a pastel (instructions are included). The matted painting will fit in a standard 20" x 16" frame to make it easy to frame. (Frame is not provided.)

Oriental Garden Poppy

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14" x 11"

$647

I was thrilled this summer when the gardens on the property where I’m staying became filled with Oriental Poppies. I took many photos and loved making paintings from some of them.

 

This original one-of-a-kind pastel painting ships mounted on Foamcore and wrapped in tracing paper to protect the pastel drawing. It arrives with a pre-cut white mat and self-adhesive spacers to mount on the back of the mat to keep it raised slightly from the painting surface itself, one technique recommended when framing a pastel (instructions are included). The matted painting will fit in a standard 20" x 16" frame to make it easy to frame. (Frame is not provided.)

Oriental Poppy

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14" x 11"

$647

One of my favorite flowers, for sure. Perhaps it is how graphic their coloration is. They are bold and striking and they always make me happy.

 

This original one-of-a-kind pastel painting ships mounted on Foamcore and wrapped in tracing paper to protect the pastel drawing. It arrives with a pre-cut white mat and self-adhesive spacers to mount on the back of the mat to keep it raised slightly from the painting surface itself, one technique recommended when framing a pastel (instructions are included). The matted painting will fit in a standard 20" x 16" frame to make it easy to frame. (Frame is not provided.)

Purple Clematis

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11” x 14”

$447

There is a gorgeous vine that grows outside my living room and in summer it becomes filled with these intensely purple flowers. I picked this one and it spent a few days in my kitchen window. I loved how the light from outside illuminated its petals.

 

This original one-of-a-kind pastel painting ships mounted on Foamcore and wrapped in tracing paper to protect the pastel drawing. It arrives with a pre-cut white mat and self-adhesive spacers to mount on the back of the mat to keep it raised slightly from the painting surface itself, one technique recommended when framing a pastel (instructions are included). The matted painting will fit in a standard 16" x 20" frame to make it easy to frame. (Frame is not provided.)

Cecile Brunner Bouquet

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SOLD

5" x 7"

We had a Cecile Brunner rose bush in our front yard when I was growing up. Those tiny rosebuds have such a heavenly scent and they've always seemed very nostalgic and romantic to me. These rosebuds were in a ceramic vase that my daughter painted so the entire painting has special meaning to me. I hope you like it too. 

 

This original one-of-a-kind pastel painting ships matted in a simple frame with an easel back so it can sit proudly on a shelf. It can also hang on a wall, and because of its petite size is quite versatile and works beautifully alone or in an arrangement of other paintings.

White Moth Orchid

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12” x 10”

$447

I’ve been impressed by showy Phalaenopsis plants (also known as moth orchids) for years. I was delighted when I discovered how easy it is to grow them. They come in an amazing variety of colors and sizes and can be quite affordable, especially when you realize the blooms can last several months. For these, and numerous other reasons, I absolutely love them.

 

This original one-of-a-kind pastel painting ships mounted on Foamcore and wrapped in tracing paper to protect the pastel drawing.

White Clematis

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9” x 11”

$447

These giant clematis blossoms (8” across) grew on a vine outside my studio window this summer. They were so showy and majestic that I simply had to paint this one.

 

This original one-of-a-kind pastel painting ships mounted on Foamcore and is wrapped in tracing paper to protect the pastel drawing.

Mystic’s Rose and Agapanthus

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14” x 11”

$447

This pale pink rose was from a bush I planted in my backyard when I lived in Windsor, California. It ended up growing about 7’ tall (it was a freestanding bush, not a climber!) and for about nine months a year it produced huge, lush, intoxicatingly fragrant flowers. I loved how it looked next to the agapanthus in that garden.

 

This original one-of-a-kind pastel painting ships mounted on Foamcore and wrapped in tracing paper to protect the pastel drawing. It arrives with a pre-cut white mat and self-adhesive spacers to mount on the back of the mat to keep it raised slightly from the painting surface itself, one technique recommended when framing a pastel (instructions are included). The matted painting will fit in a standard 20" x 16" frame to make it easy to frame. (Frame is not provided.)

Daffodils

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8” x 10”

$447

This painting started it all — The Flower Collection. This vase, from a dear friend, sat in my kitchen window with these daffodils and I was struck by how the light from outside illuminated both the vase and the blooms. I accidentally moved the camera as I got ready to take a photo of them and I loved the play of light and movement I captured. As I got into the painting, and really started layering in color, it ignited something in me that made me want to keep going and paint more flowers.

 

This original one-of-a-kind pastel painting ships mounted on Foamcore and wrapped in tracing paper to protect the pastel drawing.