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Lakeside Early Morning


Switching subjects from portraits, flowers and still life back to landscapes is not always easy for me, it takes time to get the feel for painting skies, water and trees again.  So before I go big .  .  . Lakeside … Continue reading

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Ever Feel “Runners High” When You’re Creating?


I originally wrote a post about this topic in January 31, 2013, Ever Feel “Runners High” When You’re Creating? mainly because the subject fascinated me and I was convinced no matter what a persons method of creativity – sculpture, photographer, … Continue reading

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Magical Sunrise, oil pastel


Sometimes there are no words, nor man-made colors that can adequately describe mother natures brilliant kiss of color in the sky and over water when she gives us one of her delicious sunrise spectacles  .   .   . Magical Sunrise, an … Continue reading

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Anchored in the Cove, oil pastel


What to do when it’s pouring rain outside (suppose to continue for another seven days), just keep right on painting .  .  . Anchored in the Cove is an oil pastel (11 x 8.5) painted on black heavy textured cardstock … Continue reading

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Lily Pond, oil pastel


In my stock pile of painting papers I came across an odd size medium-blue cardstock paper and thought, what am I going to do with this?  Well it turns out that the paper was actually perfect for my latest painting … Continue reading

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Private Drive, oil pastel


It’s been a few months since I’ve painted a landscape and today it just felt right to get started once again ~ as I watch the rain continue to fall here in TX.  We’ve been blessed with a tremendous amount … Continue reading

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15 Painting Challenge – Flowers: Collage of Paintings


Thank you everyone for your feedback and encouragement along the way – it helped push me forward and continue working the challenge. By far this was my most rewarding project, because of the level of learning – from techniques w/oil … Continue reading

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15 Paintings Challenge – Flowers: In My Garden, #15


Who knew?  After spending time going through hundreds of reference images for my final #15 flower painting, it dawned on me that I had taken a photograph from my perennial garden last year that I’ve been waiting to paint ~ … Continue reading

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15 Paintings Challenge – Flowers: Forsythia’s in Winter, #14


I really planned to have this painting finished yesterday, but you know how things go ~ happy to say that #14 is completed.  Forsythias forced to bloom indoors during Winter is a perfect way to brighten up even the coldest … Continue reading

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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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