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Fenced Out, oil pastel


What do you think when you come across a fenced area?  Doesn’t the scene usually invoke a sense of mystery, perhaps we get a little curious? Fenced Out, an oil pastel (8×10) was painted on Mi-Teintes gray-tinted pastel paper with Senneliers and Neopastels OPs.  I … Continue reading

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Silent Walk, oil pastel


Yes, I’ll bet you thought I was done with winter scenes.  Well I couldn’t leave well enough alone, after receiving a couple of requests for more .  .  . besides there are so many winterscapes waiting to be done, why … Continue reading

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Sheep in Winter, oil pastel


As our unusually cold temperatures dipped into the low 20′s (had frozen pipes yesterday) I’m thinking it’s time to post my last winter scene of the season and move onto warmer subjects. The last winter painting of the season is … Continue reading

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Valley During Winter, oil pastel


Here is a winter scene that I painted during the holidays.  I was attracted to the area for its quiet and peaceful feel – the way nature was meant to be enjoyed. This oil pastel (8×10, surface was a prepared gesso hardboard)  is a place called “Wye … Continue reading

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Snowy Hillside, oil pastel


Happy New Year everyone!!  So happy to be back at it .  .  . I’m looking forward to catching up on your blog postings.  During the break I did a little painting, drawing, researched art techniques, and learned how to bake bread (on … 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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Snowy Field, oil pastel


After such a cold week, with so much sleet and ice – the ground looks like it is coated with snow.   Well why not celebrate having a “white” December in Texas. Here is Snowy Field, an oil pastel (7×5) painted … Continue reading

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Snow Scene, oil pastel


Today I decided to use Strathmore “pastel paper” that I’ve had sitting, just waiting for a painting to emerge.  The problem is I have a supply build up of this paper, because when I began painting it was on sale and … Continue reading

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Winter Guard, oil pastel


Here is another oil pastel winter scene that I’ve had my eye on painting for a while now. The oil pastel (7×5) was painted on Mi-Teintes blue-gray tinted pastel paper.  Using my fingers, clay shapers and a razor blade was able to … Continue reading

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Winter Night, oil pastel


My latest oil pastel is a winter night scene using Prussian Blue as the main color.  The trees made me a little hesitant on attempting this scene, but if I don’t start going after complex scenes how am I ever know going … Continue reading

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