Category Archives: OPs New Paintings

Pumpkin 2014, oil pastel


Didn’t think I’d get a pumpkin done for this year – but .   .   . Pumpkin 2014, oil pastel (6×6) on black mi-teintes pastel paper.  Took many layers of the OPs to cover the black paper, but glad I went … Continue reading

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Personal Challenge – rocks/boulders: All 15 Painting Studies


Here is the collection of all 15 oil pastel paintings for the rocks and boulders studies.  It was a good challenge, with a wide-range of subjects allowing me to learn about their shapes, forms, textures and values. Thanks for following … Continue reading

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Personal Challenge – rocks/boulders: The Range, #15


Well now I finally reached the end of the 15-painting rock/boulder challenge – took a bit more time than anticipated but I’m happy that I undertook it. The Range, (6×8) oil pastel was completed on cream tinted Mi-Teintes Pastel paper … Continue reading

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Personal Challenge – rocks/boulders: Secret Doorway, #14


Coming to a close with my study of rocks and boulders, here’s #14.  This particular scene attracted me because of the wall of rocks and what looks like a boulder doorway  .  .  .  thought this could be interesting for … Continue reading

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Personal Challenge – Rock/Boulders: Autumn Steps, #13


Well what do you know, finally got #13 done in my rock/boulder studies!  I can’t give up on the studies especially when I only have two to go ~ so I was thrilled to get this scene done.  I’ve wanted … Continue reading

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Personal Challenge – Rocks/Boulders: Brown River Rocks, #12


Here’s #12, getting close to my goal of 15 studies of rocks and boulders. Brown River Rocks is an oil pastel (5×7) painted on beige Mi-Teintes pastel paper using mainly Senneliers brand of OPs.  Because it’s a small painting clay … Continue reading

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Personal Challenge – Rocks/Boulders, #11 Wharariki South Island, NZ


#11 in the rock challenge.  This special scene got me back to painting the sea, it may be small in size, but for the time being I was happy to feel the water again using oil pastels. Wharariki (oil pastel, … Continue reading

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Personal Challenge, Rocks/Boulders – #10 Chagrin Falls, OH


#10 in my challenge is a scene from Chagrin Falls, OH – what attracted me about the scene was the stack of rocks highlighted by the beautiful waterfalls. Chagrin Falls, an oil pastel (7×5) was painted on black Mi-Teintes Pastel … Continue reading

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Personal Challenge Rocks/Boulders Studies – #9 Boulders Acadia National Park


#9 is another study of Maine boulders – hard to resist all the great formations in that region of the country. Acadia National Park an oil pastel study (5×7) of an area in Bar Harbor, ME along the loop road … Continue reading

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Personal Challenge – Rocks/Boulders Studies: #8 Foreside Cove


This scene is natures way of saying, slow down and enjoy   .  .  . Foreside Cove painting (oil pastel, 4×6) is of an inlet that is located at the end of our street in Maine – such a beautiful place.  … Continue reading

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