Category Archives: About Oil Pastels

Golden Hillside, oil pastel


After a weekend of working in the gardens and painting outdoor furniture I got a new perspective of a painting that I was struggling with last week and finished it this morning. Golden Hillside, an oil pastel (11×14) was painted on a gesso prepared … Continue reading

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Blue Bowl and Pears, oil pastel


My latest oil pastel was submitted for the Wetcanvas Oil Pastel Monthly Challenge.  Using a reference image that was selected for members to use in this challenge, I couldn’t resist making the painting my own. Blue Bowl and Pears an oil pastel … Continue reading

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Resting Boat, oil pastel


This month I’m hosting Wetcanvas’ Oil Pastel Monthly Challenge and one of the duties is to select reference images for the artists to use for their challenge painting.  Did I mention that Wetcanvas has a fantastic reference library?  It’s worth taking … Continue reading

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Blue Hills, oil pastel


I’ve wanted to paint with a limited palette for a while now, so I took an opportunity this week using the color blue as the dominant hue. Here is my latest oil pastel painting (8×10), Blue Hills, that was painted on a gray-blue tinted … Continue reading

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Morning Sunrise, oil pastel


Just a small break from painting trees, here is my latest landscape. Morning Sunrise was inspired by Viacheslav, a photographer and painter, from pmp - he showcased a warm sunrise lighting a field of grasses.  I know, it doesn’t contain trees, you’re right … Continue reading

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A Hummingbird, oil pastel


Wetcanvas has a running monthly challenge in the oil pastel forum and one of the subjects for June was a Hummingbird.  I couldn’t resist the little guy. This 5×7 oil pastel was painted on an artist canvas board, quite cheap – … Continue reading

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Night Glow, oil pastel


Night Glow, an oil pastel, was one of those scenes that I couldn’t resist, so today I took some time to create this quiet place as we head into the weekend. A thin layer of Senneliers Mars Black was applied to Mi-Teintes black tinted … Continue reading

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Sentinel, oil pastel


Should I break the rule or not – I thought about this one rule the entire time I was painting Sentinel.  Want to know what the rule is?  Good composition rule #1, never put the subject or point of interest … Continue reading

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Summertime Dreams, oil pastel


Summertime Dreams is my way of saying, okay already it’s time for summer!  Bring on the warmer days that we have dreamed of during this long, cold winter – I heard it’s snowing in Chicago today I’m mean it’s May 16! Summertime … Continue reading

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Mystery, oil pastel


The monthly challenge for wetcanvas oil pastel forum included a nocturnal scene.  For this painting I let the oil pastels take me on their own journey from the sky structure, to the colors, and the barren landscape and what evolved became … Continue reading

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