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15 Paintings – Flowers Challenge: Rose Bud, #2


Yes these 15 paintings are putting up quite the challenge for me, but I’ll not be put off by it – I’m meeting the exercise head on  .   .   .  will take longer than 15 days, lol! #2 Rose Bud … Continue reading

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15 Paintings – Flowers Challenge: The Bouquet, #1


Oh yes I went and did it again – another artist challenged me to 15 paintings and of all things, flowers!  Yikes this is not my favorite subject to paint, very hard with sticky oil pastels – but the only … Continue reading

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Wild Strawberry Flowers, oil pastel


Ever say yes and then wondered “oh no, what have I gotten myself into?”  Well I was asked to take part in a Wetcanvas Oil Pastel forum monthly challenge – these folks are near and dear to my heart, I … 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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Artists Who Inspire – Introducing Gloria Ester


Happy New Year – it’s great to be back creating and blogging again.  I hope this finds each of you well, I can’t wait to check out your latest posts and see what’s new. I thought it would be fun … Continue reading

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Forgotten, oil pastel


My goal with this painting was to create a quiet, but forgotten subject – what better way than to illustrate an abandoned windmill along a marshy river.  I found a perfect summer scene and saw winter, so you know the … Continue reading

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Fresh Snow, oil pastel


The list keeps growing with so many great winter scenes to paint, but I’ve narrowed it down to a few more for the rest of 2014 before going back to painting still life’s and flowers. First up is Fresh Snow, … Continue reading

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