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15 Paintings Challenge – Flowers: Lilac, #13


I hope to catch up on everyone’s blogs tomorrow – the last couple of days was spent painting and working in the gardens.  Only two to go more paintings left in the challenge ~ continuing the countdown. Lilac, #13 is … Continue reading

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What is PMP (Paint-My-Photo)? And a new painting: A Windmill, oil pastel


What is PMP (Paint-My-Photo) – it’s really quite simple.  There are lots of great photographers on the internet, and there are many artists of all abilities who would like to paint from a photograph or need a creative boost.  The … Continue reading

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15 Paintings Challenge: Geranium, #12


We are getting to the end of this challenge with only three more flower paintings to go – count down is on!  The last three flower scenes have been selected ~ #12, Geranium (10×8) an oil pastel painted on gessoed … Continue reading

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15 Paintings – Flower Challenge: Red Roses, #11


Two years ago I took a photograph of some roses I brought in from the outside and have been waiting for a good time to paint them – well actually until I felt a bit more confident.  The flower challenge … Continue reading

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15 Paintings Challenge – Flowers: Sweet Pea at Window, #10


I really enjoyed painting this scene – it was an arrangement that allowed for exploring all types of pinks, magenta and violet, along with varying textures. #10 Sweet Pea at Window is an oil pastel (12×9) on a gessoed prepared … Continue reading

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15 Paintings Challenge – Flowers: Coreopsis Early Sunrise, #9


Continuing with the flower challenge, #9 Coreopsis Early Sunrise are flowers I know well – they are just beginning to bud and hopefully within the next two weeks we’ll see them open. #9 Coreopsis Early Sunrise, an oil pastel (8×8) … Continue reading

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15 Paintings Challenge – Flowers: Roses Close-up, #8


Continuing on with this challenge – a complicated rose reference photograph was selected, and oh my I should have simplified the components in the painting and taken everything out except the large middle rose.  I’ll do that the next time … Continue reading

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15 Paintings Challenge – Flowers: Orange-Red Tulips, #7


I rarely paint on the weekends, but this group of tulips were interesting enough that I wanted to have  little fun ~ it’s better than pulling weeds that I need to get at. #7 Orange-Red Tulips (7×5) an oil pastel … Continue reading

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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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