Category Archives: OPs New Paintings

Winter in Black Forest, oil pastel painting


Sometimes simple landscapes make the grandest statement  .  .  . Winter in Black Forest, an oil pastel (5×7) was painted on cream-tinted Mi-Teintes pastel paper with Sennelier and Holbein brand oil pastels.  Both a firm-tipped clay shaper and palette knife … Continue reading

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Snowy Day, oil pastel


Cold and blustery, that’s the atmosphere I wanted to create.  A day when some of you prefer to stay indoors where it’s nice and warm, but if you are the adventurer type – you grab your snow shoes and have … Continue reading

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Winter Glow, oil pastel


The break after a fresh snow fall can be so gorgeous, especially if the sun comes out giving the scene a warm winter glow.  I can remember these beautiful scenes in Maine, our yard and street would be glistening with … Continue reading

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2015 Pumpkin, oil pastel


Halloween is nearly here and I couldn’t let it pass by without my annual pumpkin painting.  The brilliant colors of Autumn are always so invigorating and warm ~ a beautiful gift from nature before winter arrives. 2015 Pumpkin, an oil … Continue reading

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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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