Tag Archives: Oil Pastel

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 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: #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: #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: #1 Shoreline Boulders


Time for a new personal challenge.  This time the challenge will consist of 15 paintings of different size rocks or boulders in a variety of settings. Rocks/boulders were chosen because I wanted to work on size, forms, textures and colors.  … Continue reading

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Poppy Field, #1 – oil pastel


I have always wanted to paint a poppy field and have finally been able to settle down long enough to get a feel for how to paint poppies in a distance and a few stems up close. Another first – Poppy Field, #1 … Continue reading

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Dawn at Wester Ross, oil pastel


My latest painting, Dawn at Wester Ross, is a special place in Scotland that seems to keep calling me, because last September I painted “The Passage” http://www.oilpastelsbymary.com/2013/09/23/the-passage-oil-pastel/, Wikipedia described “Bealach na Bà is a historic pass through the mountains of the Applecross … Continue reading

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