Tag Archives: Oil Pastel

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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Blue Hills, oil pastel


I’ve wanted to paint with a limited palette for a while now, so I took an opportunity this week using the color blue as the dominant hue. Here is my latest oil pastel painting (8×10), Blue Hills, that was painted on a gray-blue tinted … Continue reading

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Morning Sunrise, oil pastel


Just a small break from painting trees, here is my latest landscape. Morning Sunrise was inspired by Viacheslav, a photographer and painter, from pmp – he showcased a warm sunrise lighting a field of grasses.  I know, it doesn’t contain trees, you’re right … Continue reading

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A Hummingbird, oil pastel


Wetcanvas has a running monthly challenge in the oil pastel forum and one of the subjects for June was a Hummingbird.  I couldn’t resist the little guy. This 5×7 oil pastel was painted on an artist canvas board, quite cheap – … Continue reading

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15-Day Personal Challenge – Day 1, Trees


It seems one way that I could improve my landscape paintings is to concentrate small studies on individual landscape subjects, so I decided to challenge myself 15 days at a time devoted to one subject.  I’ll still paint full scenes in larger … Continue reading

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Night Glow, oil pastel


Night Glow, an oil pastel, was one of those scenes that I couldn’t resist, so today I took some time to create this quiet place as we head into the weekend. A thin layer of Senneliers Mars Black was applied to Mi-Teintes black tinted … Continue reading

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Sentinel, oil pastel


Should I break the rule or not – I thought about this one rule the entire time I was painting Sentinel.  Want to know what the rule is?  Good composition rule #1, never put the subject or point of interest … Continue reading

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Sunday Stroll, oil pastel


Finding my bearings again, this oil pastel (12×12) was painted on Mi-Teintes cream tinted pastel paper.  I was inspired by a reference image from Jim Swanson, of pmp. Occasionally I do go back into a painting to work on an area or two; I … Continue reading

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