Category Archives: About Oil Pastels

Hillside Fiddling, oil pastel


It’s been a busy around here I apologize for not visiting everyone’s blogs, but throughout this afternoon I will do my best. Hillside Fiddling, an oil pastel (9×12) was painted on heavy card stock paper.  What started as a quiet … Continue reading

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Sunlit Forest, oil pastel


Have you ever seen a forest where you can see through the trees a sunlit portion?  For me, I’ve always wondered how can one small area be so beautiful.  Where the sun shines so bright the strong rays highlight the … Continue reading

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Garden Rose, oil pastel


North Texas gardeners have lost countless rose bushes to a killer disease called Rosette.  Have you heard of it?  There is no known cure and there’s no rose-bush to date that’s resistant to the disease.  Well wouldn’t you know it, … Continue reading

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Working Dinghy Boat


Working Dinghy Boat an oil pastel (8×10) was painted on a gesso-prepared hardboard with a gray/white acrylic underpainting. Dinghy boats are always out and about along shorelines, in Maine particularly there are tons of these working boats, it’s how folks … Continue reading

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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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