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Secret Den, oil pastel


This past weekend we worked in the yard for nearly the entire time continuing Spring cleanup and then fun part, planting lots perennials (for our enjoyment or the neighborhood rabbit, only time will tell lol) that left no time to paint. Secret Den, … Continue reading

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Lost Path, oil pastel


This oil pastel started out as a study on a scrap of Mi-Teintes gray tinted pastel paper  (7.25 x 4.75, odd size) for colors because I intended the actual painting to be a larger piece (11×14).  The scene went through multiple variations  with … Continue reading

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Reach, oil pastel


Here is my third and last painting of purple flowers, called Reach.  It is part of a series that I wanted to finish before I began painting my favorite subject, landscapes – for the next several months (ha, I can’t wait)! … 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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Dancing Purple, oil pastel


I paint with tenacity.  What that means to me is I won’t give up on learning how to paint a subject that gives me the toughest of challenges.  I have a need to conquer and here is my nemesis, painting … Continue reading

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Freshness of Spring, oil pastel


Spring always inspires, right?  So I thought why not do one last floral to celebrate the arrival of Spring. My friend, Nicola of pmp (a wonderful artist and photographer) recently took a photograph of a vase filled with daffodils.  Immediately I saw the … 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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Orange Tulips, oil pastel


Months ago I began a WIP (work-in-progress) of a tulip oil pastel painting and for the longest time I ignored the painting as it sat unfinished.  The excitement of painting this piece was gone, I suspect it was because I kept … Continue reading

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Forest Sounds, oil pastel


Last week I posted Forest Sounds http://oilpastelsbymary.com/2013/12/04/forest-sounds-study-oil-pastel/ as a study, after some thought on the composition, colors and values I  went back to the scene and painted it again. Today’s version shows a darker forest to illustrate one of those winter days that is … Continue reading

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