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15 Paintings Challenge – Flowers: Orange-Red Tulips, #7


I rarely paint on the weekends, but this group of tulips were interesting enough that I wanted to have  little fun ~ it’s better than pulling weeds that I need to get at. #7 Orange-Red Tulips (7×5) an oil pastel … Continue reading

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15 Paintings – Flowers: Wild Purple Day Lily’s, #6


Do you love purple flowers?  I do, they are refreshing to see standing tall in Texas’ blazing summer heat.  Well as luck has it, we have wild purple day lily’s that are more than abundant in our yard – they’ve … Continue reading

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Thursdays Drawing – Grand Slam, #5


Today the seascape starts to come alive with energy as this Thursdays drawing takes a new turn – the power of Mother Nature takes over. Grand Slam, #5 a charcoal/graphite drawing (9×12) is quickly coming together.  By adding the large … Continue reading

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15 Paintings Challenge – Flowers: Gentian Violet, #5


I didn’t intend to paint a Gentian, but my art friend Christel, who has me doing the challenge with her wanted to know if I could mimic the color of a Gentian Violet with oil pastels.  I love these little … Continue reading

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15 Painting Challenge – Flowers: Orange Flower, #4


Wow can you believe I am only on #4?  Going to take a lot of tenacity and perseverance, so let’s plow forward ~ Orange Flower (7×5), an oil pastel painted on artist canvas board – this is not the greatest … Continue reading

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15-Paintings Challenge – Flowers: Yellow Tulips in a Vase, #3


Oh my I can see that this challenge might take me forever – there is a great deal of texture in this painting, but my photograph is about as bad as it gets.  Please bear with me on this one, … Continue reading

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Thursdays Drawing – Grand Slam, #4


Working away on the Thursday’s Drawing project – this particular subject has all kinds of decision points and having just hit one I thought it would be a good place to stop for the day. Grand Slam, #4 (9×12) is … Continue reading

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15 Paintings – Flowers Challenge: Rose Bud, #2


Yes these 15 paintings are putting up quite the challenge for me, but I’ll not be put off by it – I’m meeting the exercise head on  .   .   .  will take longer than 15 days, lol! #2 Rose Bud … Continue reading

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15 Paintings – Flowers Challenge: The Bouquet, #1


Oh yes I went and did it again – another artist challenged me to 15 paintings and of all things, flowers!  Yikes this is not my favorite subject to paint, very hard with sticky oil pastels – but the only … Continue reading

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Thursdays Drawing – Grand Slam #3


Time to give an update on the status of Thursdays’ Drawing project, Grand Slam  .   .   .   Grand Slam, graphite (9×12) is being drawn on Strathmore Bristol Vellum paper with charcoal and graphite – here is a summary of today’s … Continue reading

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