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15 Paintings Challenge – Flowers: Lilac, #13


I hope to catch up on everyone’s blogs tomorrow – the last couple of days was spent painting and working in the gardens.  Only two to go more paintings left in the challenge ~ continuing the countdown. Lilac, #13 is … Continue reading

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What is PMP (Paint-My-Photo)? And a new painting: A Windmill, oil pastel


What is PMP (Paint-My-Photo) – it’s really quite simple.  There are lots of great photographers on the internet, and there are many artists of all abilities who would like to paint from a photograph or need a creative boost.  The … Continue reading

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15 Paintings Challenge: Geranium, #12


We are getting to the end of this challenge with only three more flower paintings to go – count down is on!  The last three flower scenes have been selected ~ #12, Geranium (10×8) an oil pastel painted on gessoed … Continue reading

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15 Paintings – Flower Challenge: Red Roses, #11


Two years ago I took a photograph of some roses I brought in from the outside and have been waiting for a good time to paint them – well actually until I felt a bit more confident.  The flower challenge … Continue reading

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15 Paintings Challenge – Flowers: Sweet Pea at Window, #10


I really enjoyed painting this scene – it was an arrangement that allowed for exploring all types of pinks, magenta and violet, along with varying textures. #10 Sweet Pea at Window is an oil pastel (12×9) on a gessoed prepared … Continue reading

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15 Paintings Challenge – Flowers: Coreopsis Early Sunrise, #9


Continuing with the flower challenge, #9 Coreopsis Early Sunrise are flowers I know well – they are just beginning to bud and hopefully within the next two weeks we’ll see them open. #9 Coreopsis Early Sunrise, an oil pastel (8×8) … Continue reading

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15 Paintings Challenge – Flowers: Roses Close-up, #8


Continuing on with this challenge – a complicated rose reference photograph was selected, and oh my I should have simplified the components in the painting and taken everything out except the large middle rose.  I’ll do that the next time … Continue reading

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15 Paintings Challenge – Flowers: Orange-Red Tulips, #7


I rarely paint on the weekends, but this group of tulips were interesting enough that I wanted to have  little fun ~ it’s better than pulling weeds that I need to get at. #7 Orange-Red Tulips (7×5) an oil pastel … Continue reading

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15 Paintings – Flowers: Wild Purple Day Lily’s, #6


Do you love purple flowers?  I do, they are refreshing to see standing tall in Texas’ blazing summer heat.  Well as luck has it, we have wild purple day lily’s that are more than abundant in our yard – they’ve … Continue reading

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15 Paintings Challenge – Flowers: Gentian Violet, #5


I didn’t intend to paint a Gentian, but my art friend Christel, who has me doing the challenge with her wanted to know if I could mimic the color of a Gentian Violet with oil pastels.  I love these little … Continue reading

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