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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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Dedicated to my WordPress Friends! 2014 Red Candle Unveiled


Too funny, whoever said I’m not tenacious!  I wasn’t about to give up on my little red candle.  So based on everyone’s great feedback, particularly Rhonda and Eva, I made some final touches leaving me with two options (threw out … Continue reading

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Winter Sunset, oil pastel


Today I tried my hand turning a summer scene into a winter sunset. Winter Sunset, an oil pastel (5×7) was painted on cream tinted Mi-Teintes pastel paper.  This was a fun little exercise, but was a bit of a mind … Continue reading

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Evening Smoke, oil pastel


Here is a night-time snow scene, again using mainly colors in the blue family. Evening Smoke, an oil pastel (5×9), was painted on light gray tinted mi-teintes pastel paper.  The reference image for this scene was facing the opposite direction … 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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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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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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