Category Archives: OPs New Paintings

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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Personal Challenge – Rocks/Boulders: #7 Slanted Rocks, oil pastels


Slanted Rocks is #7 in my personal challenge of studying rocks/boulders. The oil pastel is 5×7 painted on beige Mi-Teintes Pastel Paper – using mainly Senneliers and Neopastels.  I wanted something complex and challenging, exactly what I got with this … Continue reading

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Personal Challenge – Rocks/Boulders: #6, Island Cove Rocks


#6 rock study.  I loved painting this little scene, it’s of a place along the coast in Maine – seeing an inlet fogged in is not unusual to see in this part of Maine. Island Cove Rocks, an oil pastel … Continue reading

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Personal Challenge – Rocks/Boulders Studies: #5 Riverbed Rocks


Thank you for checking in, as I continue on this torturous journey of painting rocks.  I’m forcing to do something that is so uncomfortable and a real challenge.  Hard to wrap my mind around the shapes and colors of rocks … Continue reading

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Personal Challenge – Rocks: #4 The Rock


Didn’t want the weekend to come around without having one more study of rocks to post. The Rock (4×6) is a small oil pastel study of a rock sitting close to the shore along the coast of Maine.  This study … Continue reading

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Kiss of Light, oil pastel


Sometimes I come across a scene that’s tranquil and takes me back to Maine – through memories that time cannot erase. Kiss of Light, an oil pastel (7×5) was done on a spur of the moment today – it’s a … Continue reading

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Personal Challenge – Rocks: #3 Ocean Cliff


This oil pastel (7×5) was painted on Mi-Teintes gray tinted pastel paper.  Using the rough side of the paper, texture was left after spreading the oil pastel.  I liked the look, since the cliff is quite rough with lots of … Continue reading

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