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Orchard Path, oil pastel


It’s my 40th high school reunion (can’t believe it, seems like we graduated only yesterday – too bad I won’t be able to join the celebration today).  In spirit of that special time and where we grew up, I’ve painted … 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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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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5 Day Art Challenge – Summary of 15 Charcoal Drawings


Thanks for last weeks’ challenge  Tim Livingston at The Forester Artist  and Sylvia of Anotherdaytoparadise.   I was happy to be able to finish all 15 pieces in a week and the challenge turned out to be an excellent learning experience … Continue reading

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Thursday Drawing – Grand Slam #1


Today I was finally able to start on my new Thursdays Drawing, as revealed earlier last week in a sketch. Grand Slam – #1 (9×12) is being drawn on Strathmore Bristol Vellum.  I finally decided to use three types of … 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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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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Winter Quiet – oil pastel


I’ve waited over a year to paint this scene – the early evening colors of winter at the farm in its natural surrounding really attracted me.  This painting may well be a contender for our Christmas card. Winter Quiet, an … Continue reading

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Trees on the Ridge, oil pastel


Today’s painting focuses on trees and boulders – great combination for the two studies done with this year.  Don’t you just love the majesty of mountain tops?  This one spoke to me  .   .   . Trees on the Ridge, an … Continue reading

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Orchard Blossoms, oil pastel


I grew up around apple and cherry orchards, most summers you could find me out there picking the fruit for a summer job.  Nice way to earn extra money, but oh it was exhausting and dirty (from the sprays and … Continue reading

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