Category Archives: About Oil Pastels

Forgotten, oil pastel


My goal with this painting was to create a quiet, but forgotten subject – what better way than to illustrate an abandoned windmill along a marshy river.  I found a perfect summer scene and saw winter, so you know the … Continue reading

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Fresh Snow, oil pastel


The list keeps growing with so many great winter scenes to paint, but I’ve narrowed it down to a few more for the rest of 2014 before going back to painting still life’s and flowers. First up is Fresh Snow, … Continue reading

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Winter Quiet – oil pastel


I’ve waited over a year to paint this scene – the early evening colors of winter at the farm in its natural surrounding really attracted me.  This painting may well be a contender for our Christmas card. Winter Quiet, an … Continue reading

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Dedicated to my WordPress Friends! 2014 Red Candle Unveiled


Too funny, whoever said I’m not tenacious!  I wasn’t about to give up on my little red candle.  So based on everyone’s great feedback, particularly Rhonda and Eva, I made some final touches leaving me with two options (threw out … Continue reading

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Red Candle – oil pastels, final versions


Oh my I’m really behind with everything today.  Here’s my excuse – went to the studio to spend maybe 20 minutes to work with the red candle painting, and before you know it three hours flew by (I mean, really?)!  … Continue reading

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Red Candle, oil pastel – three versions


Today while waiting for a clear gesso application to dry on a hardboard surface being prepared for a winter painting, I started to play around painting a Red Candle still life (oil pastel 7×5) and have a question for you. … Continue reading

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Winter Sunset, oil pastel


Today I tried my hand turning a summer scene into a winter sunset. Winter Sunset, an oil pastel (5×7) was painted on cream tinted Mi-Teintes pastel paper.  This was a fun little exercise, but was a bit of a mind … Continue reading

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Trees on the Ridge, oil pastel


Today’s painting focuses on trees and boulders – great combination for the two studies done with this year.  Don’t you just love the majesty of mountain tops?  This one spoke to me  .   .   . Trees on the Ridge, an … Continue reading

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Snowy Creek, oil pastel


Today’s snow painting took many twists and turns – what started as an empty snow field with footsteps and three birch trees, soon became something totally different.  The painting started to take over, so I stepped back and let it … Continue reading

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Evening Smoke, oil pastel


Here is a night-time snow scene, again using mainly colors in the blue family. Evening Smoke, an oil pastel (5×9), was painted on light gray tinted mi-teintes pastel paper.  The reference image for this scene was facing the opposite direction … Continue reading

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