Category Archives: About Oil Pastels

Apple Tree, oil pastel – a painting WIP diary


I thought you might enjoy seeing how Apple Tree was developed as an oil pastel painting. First, an underpainting was done using acrylic white and ultramarine paints.  Limiting to one color to concentrate on only forms and values of the … Continue reading

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Apple Tree, oil pastel


Talk about character  .   .   .  apple trees are loaded with them.  Each tree having branches  with large knobs and elbows – they are a fascinating fruit tree to see and the older the tree the more pronounced these characteristics … Continue reading

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Orchard Path, oil pastel


It’s my 40th high school reunion (can’t believe it, seems like we graduated only yesterday – too bad I won’t be able to join the celebration today).  In spirit of that special time and where we grew up, I’ve painted … Continue reading

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Past the Dune, oil pastel


All good things must come to an end, at least for this year ~ the last of the sand dune series.  I’ll bet you are ready to move on, me too and have several new subjects/paintings started ~ Past the … Continue reading

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Pea Island, oil pastel


“Pea Island is an island which is part of the Outer Banks of North Carolina” per Wikipedia ~ that’s the location of my latest oil pastel subject. Pea Island, an oil pastel (7×15) was painted on cream tinted Mi-Teintes pastel … Continue reading

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To the Beach, oil pastels


Work continues with painting sand using oil pastels .  .  .  this week we start with another beach scene to take all of us land-locked folks to the shore.  Maybe we’ll have a clam bake, fly a kite or just … Continue reading

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Dancing Dune Grass, oil pastel


A long weekend coming up?  Do you need a place to go?  How about being transported to the beach .  .  . Dancing Dune Grass, an oil pastel (5×7) was meant to do just that.  This oil pastel was painted … Continue reading

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The Curl, oil pastel


It’s great to be back and looking forward to finishing out the year.  I’ll be staying with marine/beach theme for a while longer as I continue to work out how to effectively paint sand, sand dunes and grass with oil … Continue reading

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Private Beach Path, oil pastel


Today it’s time to go to the beach and in this case, it’s private and you’re my guest .  .  . Private Beach Path, an oil pastel (9×12) was painted on cream tinted Mi-Teintes Pastel paper with mostly Senneliers, Mungyo-Gallery … Continue reading

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Morning Silence, oil pastel


Sometimes we all need an escape perhaps to a beach for an early morning walk when all is quiet except the sound of water lapping at the shoreline ~ Morning Silence, an oil pastel (12×9, on an artist canvas board) … Continue reading

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