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Secret Den, oil pastel


This past weekend we worked in the yard for nearly the entire time continuing Spring cleanup and then fun part, planting lots perennials (for our enjoyment or the neighborhood rabbit, only time will tell lol) that left no time to paint. Secret Den, … Continue reading

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Thursday’s Drawing – Sorrow #11


It is amazing how fast a week goes by; Thursday is here and it’s time for my 1/2 hour of drawing. Something has bothered me about the lower right-back side of the fabric, the folds just didn’t seem to lay naturally … Continue reading

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Hay Field, oil pastel


A challenge on Wetcanvas for oil pastels was a field with hay bales.  I haven’t had an opportunity to paint hay before, so I figured why not give it a try. This oil pastel (9×12) was painted on Mi-Teintes pastel paper that was tinted Cad. Yellow, which looked … Continue reading

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Lost Path, oil pastel


This oil pastel started out as a study on a scrap of Mi-Teintes gray tinted pastel paper  (7.25 x 4.75, odd size) for colors because I intended the actual painting to be a larger piece (11×14).  The scene went through multiple variations  with … Continue reading

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Thursdays Drawing, Sorrow #10


I’m feeling guilty by my deadline, but really should have had this drawing updated yesterday.  Only thing I can say is other pressing items came ahead of the 1/2 hour I put into drawing each week. Today I concentrated on … Continue reading

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First Light, oil pastel


One day I saw a spectacular photograph taken by Mitch Zeissler, whose blog Exploratorius provides us with amazing images taken through his lens.  This day Mitch posted a most gorgeous scene he shot on his commute to work http://exploratorius.us/2013/10/18/slice-of-light/.  Could you imagine … Continue reading

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I Feel So Painted!


Originally posted on Shy Gemini:
Thank you to Ugo Paradiso, a talented (and super friendly) artist who made this kicking’ painting of my image: I love the owl!  So cute! Ugo is working on a series of musicians and their…

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Reach, oil pastel


Here is my third and last painting of purple flowers, called Reach.  It is part of a series that I wanted to finish before I began painting my favorite subject, landscapes – for the next several months (ha, I can’t wait)! … Continue reading

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Thursdays Drawing, Sorrow #9


The clock is ticking today to work on Thursday’s Drawing, that and we have a storm bearing down on us – always scary so I need to move along. Didn’t get  as much done as I wanted too on Sorrow, … Continue reading

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Royal Elegance, oil pastel


Moving right along, the second painting in my purple flower series is finished.  I swear it took me longer to photograph the piece, then actually paint it (lol). I’ve looked for a long time to paint a flower that exudes … Continue reading

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