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Personal Challenge – Rocks/Boulders: #7 Slanted Rocks, oil pastels


Slanted Rocks is #7 in my personal challenge of studying rocks/boulders. The oil pastel is 5×7 painted on beige Mi-Teintes Pastel Paper – using mainly Senneliers and Neopastels.  I wanted something complex and challenging, exactly what I got with this … Continue reading

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Personal Challenge – Rocks/Boulders: #6, Island Cove Rocks


#6 rock study.  I loved painting this little scene, it’s of a place along the coast in Maine – seeing an inlet fogged in is not unusual to see in this part of Maine. Island Cove Rocks, an oil pastel … Continue reading

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Personal Challenge – Rocks/Boulders Studies: #5 Riverbed Rocks


Thank you for checking in, as I continue on this torturous journey of painting rocks.  I’m forcing to do something that is so uncomfortable and a real challenge.  Hard to wrap my mind around the shapes and colors of rocks … Continue reading

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Personal Challenge – Rocks: #4 The Rock


Didn’t want the weekend to come around without having one more study of rocks to post. The Rock (4×6) is a small oil pastel study of a rock sitting close to the shore along the coast of Maine.  This study … Continue reading

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Kiss of Light, oil pastel


Sometimes I come across a scene that’s tranquil and takes me back to Maine – through memories that time cannot erase. Kiss of Light, an oil pastel (7×5) was done on a spur of the moment today – it’s a … Continue reading

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Floating, oil pastel


This painting was started last weekend, but a few things interrupted my concentration and I had to set it aside for a bit. Floating, an oil pastel (14×11) is painted on a gesso prepared hardboard using a variety of oil … Continue reading

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Poppy Field #2, oil pastel


As we remember World War I and the victims of this war, poppies are a symbolism for the many millions of souls that perished.  One of my earliest memories of this flower was when my Mother would receive a poppy … 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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Golden Hillside, oil pastel


After a weekend of working in the gardens and painting outdoor furniture I got a new perspective of a painting that I was struggling with last week and finished it this morning. Golden Hillside, an oil pastel (11×14) was painted on a gesso prepared … Continue reading

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