Tag Archives: Oil Pastel

Ever Feel “Runners High” When You’re Creating?


I originally wrote a post about this topic in January 31, 2013, Ever Feel “Runners High” When You’re Creating? mainly because the subject fascinated me and I was convinced no matter what a persons method of creativity – sculpture, photographer, … Continue reading

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15 Paintings Challenge – Flowers: Forsythia’s in Winter, #14


I really planned to have this painting finished yesterday, but you know how things go ~ happy to say that #14 is completed.  Forsythias forced to bloom indoors during Winter is a perfect way to brighten up even the coldest … Continue reading

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15 Paintings Challenge – Flowers: Lilac, #13


I hope to catch up on everyone’s blogs tomorrow – the last couple of days was spent painting and working in the gardens.  Only two to go more paintings left in the challenge ~ continuing the countdown. Lilac, #13 is … Continue reading

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What is PMP (Paint-My-Photo)? And a new painting: A Windmill, oil pastel


What is PMP (Paint-My-Photo) – it’s really quite simple.  There are lots of great photographers on the internet, and there are many artists of all abilities who would like to paint from a photograph or need a creative boost.  The … Continue reading

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15 Paintings Challenge – Flowers: Orange-Red Tulips, #7


I rarely paint on the weekends, but this group of tulips were interesting enough that I wanted to have  little fun ~ it’s better than pulling weeds that I need to get at. #7 Orange-Red Tulips (7×5) an oil pastel … Continue reading

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Welcome Spring – oil pastel


Welcome to Spring of 2015 and what better way to celebrate than with a bright oil pastel painting ~ Welcoming Spring, an oil pastel (8×10) was done on a gesso prepared hardboard using mainly Senneliers and Holbein oil pastel paints.  … Continue reading

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Winter Light, oil pastel


Here is my last snow painting for the 2014 Winter season.  Don’t you think we all need a little warmth of Spring – stay tuned. Winter Light, an oil pastel (6×9) was painted on light-gray tinted Mi-Teintes pastel paper using … Continue reading

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Morning View, oil pastel


Morning View, an oil pastel painting (5×10) is of an empty harbor during winter months.  The image I based this painting off of reminded me of how quiet Maine would get every winter after summer visitors would leave for the … Continue reading

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Winter Walk, oil pastel


Finally back to oil pastels, a few more snow paintings for this winter.  Quiet snowy pathways seem to give us a sense of solitude – here is my contribution to a calming peace throughout. Winter Walk, (6×9) an oil pastel … 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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