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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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Dancing Purple, oil pastel


I paint with tenacity.  What that means to me is I won’t give up on learning how to paint a subject that gives me the toughest of challenges.  I have a need to conquer and here is my nemesis, painting … Continue reading

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