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Dancing Dune Grass, oil pastel


A long weekend coming up?  Do you need a place to go?  How about being transported to the beach .  .  . Dancing Dune Grass, an oil pastel (5×7) was meant to do just that.  This oil pastel was painted … Continue reading

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Thursdays Drawing: Takakkaw Falls, #1


For those that aren’t familiar with Thursdays Drawing.  Thursday is a day that I devote to drawing.  A scene is selected and then each week I’ll draw anywhere from 1/2 hour to 2 hours until the drawing is completed.  Which … Continue reading

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The Curl, oil pastel


It’s great to be back and looking forward to finishing out the year.  I’ll be staying with marine/beach theme for a while longer as I continue to work out how to effectively paint sand, sand dunes and grass with oil … Continue reading

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A Mid-Year Break


Can you believe the year is half-way over?  Where has all the time gone  .  .  .  it flys by and before you know it we’ve forgotten to look around and smell the roses. It feels right to take a … Continue reading

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Private Beach Path, oil pastel


Today it’s time to go to the beach and in this case, it’s private and you’re my guest .  .  . Private Beach Path, an oil pastel (9×12) was painted on cream tinted Mi-Teintes Pastel paper with mostly Senneliers, Mungyo-Gallery … Continue reading

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Thursdays Drawing: Sodus Point Lighthouse, a Pictorial Process


I almost forgot it’s Thursday, busy on my latest painting and completely lost track of time.  Here is the pictorial of the drawing process for Sodus Point Lighthouse – graphite (9×12).  Click onto the images for a larger view. Hope … Continue reading

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Morning Silence, oil pastel


Sometimes we all need an escape perhaps to a beach for an early morning walk when all is quiet except the sound of water lapping at the shoreline ~ Morning Silence, an oil pastel (12×9, on an artist canvas board) … Continue reading

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Thursdays Drawing: Sodus Point Lighthouse, final


Today is the unveil of the final for Thursday’s drawing, a project that I’ve thoroughly enjoyed working on for the past seven weeks bringing back many memories of my childhood and just for the love of wide-open water and lighthouses … Continue reading

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Lakeside Early Morning


Switching subjects from portraits, flowers and still life back to landscapes is not always easy for me, it takes time to get the feel for painting skies, water and trees again.  So before I go big .  .  . Lakeside … Continue reading

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Thursday’s Drawing: Sodus Point Lighthouse, #6


It’s Thursday’s drawing time and moving right along making progress on the lighthouse ~ Sodus Point Lighthouse, #6 is a graphite drawing (12×9) being drawn on Strathmore Bristol Vellum paper.  Today graphite pencils used were 2H, HB, 4B with a … Continue reading

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