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A Frozen Creek, acrylic painting


Why do I love acrylic paints?  Because after spending what seemed like hours, painting a convincing winter village scene, I decided that if I wasn’t convinced no one else would be either, so what to do but throw on a … Continue reading

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Winter in Black Forest, oil pastel painting


Sometimes simple landscapes make the grandest statement  .  .  . Winter in Black Forest, an oil pastel (5×7) was painted on cream-tinted Mi-Teintes pastel paper with Sennelier and Holbein brand oil pastels.  Both a firm-tipped clay shaper and palette knife … Continue reading

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Winter Glow, oil pastel


The break after a fresh snow fall can be so gorgeous, especially if the sun comes out giving the scene a warm winter glow.  I can remember these beautiful scenes in Maine, our yard and street would be glistening with … Continue reading

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Sunlit Forest, oil pastel


Have you ever seen a forest where you can see through the trees a sunlit portion?  For me, I’ve always wondered how can one small area be so beautiful.  Where the sun shines so bright the strong rays highlight the … Continue reading

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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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