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Personal Challenge – Rocks/Boulders Studies: #8 Foreside Cove


This scene is natures way of saying, slow down and enjoy   .  .  . Foreside Cove painting (oil pastel, 4×6) is of an inlet that is located at the end of our street in Maine – such a beautiful place.  … Continue reading

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SONETTO TIMOROSO


Originally posted on littleoldladywho.net:
Upon a sea of doubt in love I drift Knowing I do not know the way to go When torrents take my craft so swift Toward you—I am a boat I cannot row. So many…

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Old Monk


You’ll rarely see me post a portrait or do one for that matter, ha – but it was for a pmp challenge and I thought what the heck, why not try  .   .   . The drawing (9×12) is done on … Continue reading

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Personal Challenge – Rocks/Boulders: #7 Slanted Rocks, oil pastels


Slanted Rocks is #7 in my personal challenge of studying rocks/boulders. The oil pastel is 5×7 painted on beige Mi-Teintes Pastel Paper – using mainly Senneliers and Neopastels.  I wanted something complex and challenging, exactly what I got with this … Continue reading

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Thursdays Drawing: Waiting, a pictorial of the process


My favorite time for Thursdays drawing, I get to compile the process of drawing Waiting in a series of photographs.  Here you are able to see the changes and progress made as the scene unfolded. I hope you enjoy and … Continue reading

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Personal Challenge – Rocks/Boulders: #6, Island Cove Rocks


#6 rock study.  I loved painting this little scene, it’s of a place along the coast in Maine – seeing an inlet fogged in is not unusual to see in this part of Maine. Island Cove Rocks, an oil pastel … Continue reading

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Personal Challenge – Rocks/Boulders Studies: #5 Riverbed Rocks


Thank you for checking in, as I continue on this torturous journey of painting rocks.  I’m forcing to do something that is so uncomfortable and a real challenge.  Hard to wrap my mind around the shapes and colors of rocks … Continue reading

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Personal Challenge – Rocks: #4 The Rock


Didn’t want the weekend to come around without having one more study of rocks to post. The Rock (4×6) is a small oil pastel study of a rock sitting close to the shore along the coast of Maine.  This study … Continue reading

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Thursdays Drawing – Waiting (final)


It’s been a great drawing day because I had enough time to complete Waiting  .   .   .  it took three hours to work on the Heron and several last touches on the water and sea-foam. Waiting was drawn on Strathmore … Continue reading

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Kiss of Light, oil pastel


Sometimes I come across a scene that’s tranquil and takes me back to Maine – through memories that time cannot erase. Kiss of Light, an oil pastel (7×5) was done on a spur of the moment today – it’s a … Continue reading

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