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Hay Field, oil pastel


A challenge on Wetcanvas for oil pastels was a field with hay bales.  I haven’t had an opportunity to paint hay before, so I figured why not give it a try. This oil pastel (9×12) was painted on Mi-Teintes pastel paper that was tinted Cad. Yellow, which looked … Continue reading

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First Light, oil pastel


One day I saw a spectacular photograph taken by Mitch Zeissler, whose blog Exploratorius provides us with amazing images taken through his lens.  This day Mitch posted a most gorgeous scene he shot on his commute to work http://exploratorius.us/2013/10/18/slice-of-light/.  Could you imagine … Continue reading

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Royal Elegance, oil pastel


Moving right along, the second painting in my purple flower series is finished.  I swear it took me longer to photograph the piece, then actually paint it (lol). I’ve looked for a long time to paint a flower that exudes … Continue reading

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Tex Mex, oil pastel


A few more still life paintings to complete and then I’ll be moving on to my favorite subject, landscapes. I was in the mood to paint a bright scene that mimics a bit of the rough Tex Mex’s we have … Continue reading

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Lemon Gathering, oil pastel


First time for everything right?  My latest oil pastel painting Lemon Gathering has a few firsts for me – 1st time painting lemons and a glass bowl. Lemon Gathering (8×8) was painted on Mi-Teintes cream tinted pastel paper using Sennelier oil pastels and several Holbeins.  Look … Continue reading

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Trio Pears, oil pastel


Pears are interesting subjects to paint, so when I have an opportunity I try not to pass it up.  This painting was composed from several images from pmp that I thought would make for an interesting combination. This oil pastel painting Trio Pears (5×7) … Continue reading

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Container Garden, oil pastel


Here is a painting that was started yesterday as I continue experimenting with flower arrangements, but it wasn’t long before I got carried away adding flowers and plants - the garden grew before my eyes.  Perhaps strangely so, there are a few … Continue reading

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Only Eyes for You, oil pastel


I was asked to donate a painting to a charity with the goal of animal rescue.  Twelve paintings are being donated for the charity and will be formatted into a calendar for purchase later on during this year – once the calendar is available for purchase I’ll send … Continue reading

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Callas Trumpeting, oil pastel


For the longest time an empty wall in my home has been (patiently, lol) waiting for me to fill.  I knew it would be a floral, but flowers are a subject I’m still getting comfortable painting.  Finally I think there is a piece that … Continue reading

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Wild Surf, oil pastel


January’s monthly challenge is “wave” perfect, it goes right along with my thought of breaking from cold weather paintings and going right into thoughts of warmer times.  I was all in. Waves intrigue and mesmerize, are energy-filled and dangerous, they lap quietly at the seashore or … Continue reading

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