Category Archives: OPs New Paintings

Winter Quiet – oil pastel


I’ve waited over a year to paint this scene – the early evening colors of winter at the farm in its natural surrounding really attracted me.  This painting may well be a contender for our Christmas card. Winter Quiet, an … Continue reading

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Dedicated to my WordPress Friends! 2014 Red Candle Unveiled


Too funny, whoever said I’m not tenacious!  I wasn’t about to give up on my little red candle.  So based on everyone’s great feedback, particularly Rhonda and Eva, I made some final touches leaving me with two options (threw out … Continue reading

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Red Candle – oil pastels, final versions


Oh my I’m really behind with everything today.  Here’s my excuse – went to the studio to spend maybe 20 minutes to work with the red candle painting, and before you know it three hours flew by (I mean, really?)!  … Continue reading

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Red Candle, oil pastel – three versions


Today while waiting for a clear gesso application to dry on a hardboard surface being prepared for a winter painting, I started to play around painting a Red Candle still life (oil pastel 7×5) and have a question for you. … Continue reading

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Winter Sunset, oil pastel


Today I tried my hand turning a summer scene into a winter sunset. Winter Sunset, an oil pastel (5×7) was painted on cream tinted Mi-Teintes pastel paper.  This was a fun little exercise, but was a bit of a mind … Continue reading

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Trees on the Ridge, oil pastel


Today’s painting focuses on trees and boulders – great combination for the two studies done with this year.  Don’t you just love the majesty of mountain tops?  This one spoke to me  .   .   . Trees on the Ridge, an … Continue reading

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Snowy Creek, oil pastel


Today’s snow painting took many twists and turns – what started as an empty snow field with footsteps and three birch trees, soon became something totally different.  The painting started to take over, so I stepped back and let it … Continue reading

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Evening Smoke, oil pastel


Here is a night-time snow scene, again using mainly colors in the blue family. Evening Smoke, an oil pastel (5×9), was painted on light gray tinted mi-teintes pastel paper.  The reference image for this scene was facing the opposite direction … Continue reading

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Snow Colors Sample 2014, #1


Here is my first snow colors study for 2014.  It takes me some practice to reprogram my mind to think about the color of snow used for shadows and sun light – it’s all a mind game I suppose, but … Continue reading

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Mist at the Reservoir, oil pastel


Today’s painting concentrates on rising mist, always fun to see if the oil pastels will produce the effect I was looking for. Mist at the Reservoir (8×10), is an oil pastel painted on blue-tinted heavy card stock using mainly Senneliers … Continue reading

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