Virginia Beach, oil pastel painting

It’s summer . . .

I’ve been itching to get back into seascapes and what better way than a close-up of a crashing wave against the pier.  It’s an 8×10 oil pastel . . . enjoy!

Virginia Beach

Virginia Beach

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37 Responses to Virginia Beach, oil pastel painting

  1. timkeen40 says:

    I love it. Makes me want to there.


    • Mary says:

      Tim, I can’t tell you how much I appreciated reading your comment – when a piece evokes that kind of response it makes the piece all the more worth it. Thank you very much!

  2. rlte says:

    A very beautiful painting. Love the abstract quality.
    Thanks for all your visits to my blog. Rlte

    • Mary says:

      Thank you for commenting, I really appreciate your thoughts on this painting. I’m not at all surprised that you saw a bit of abstract quality about this piece. Thank you very much!

  3. You are a wonderful painter, Mary! How alive this sea is! I can hear it through the screen…

    • Mary says:

      You know how to make my day start out in a beautiful way – thank you so much for your beautiful comments on my painting.

  4. Petronette says:

    Great painting !

    Can you sent a little sunshine to here ?
    We still have autumn instead of summer. 😦

    • Mary says:

      HI Petronette -so sorry to hear about your drab weather – I’ll trade you some of our 100+ degrees for a little autumn. Thanks for your wonderful comment. Stay warm!

  5. love the movement, the wind, the colors, so beautiful !!!

  6. poppytump says:

    What a magnificent Sea painting Mary ! Just look at the wave curl …. on the brink … and over it goes .. with spume blowing .. oh yes .

    • Mary says:

      Ah Poppy, don’t you love a crashing waves? For me, I can’t resist putting it to canvas. So appreciate your descriptive words – very happy that you can see the power of the water. For me, I’m inspired to capture its spirit!

  7. Amazing water Mary! It’s translucent, moving and crashing. Quite excellent!

    • Mary says:

      Hi Elena, you know how to make my morning! I love to paint water, something so free and loose about the experience of it – I’m thrilled that you see the elements I was working to convey.

  8. dorannrule says:

    Feels like I’m actually THERE! Kudos!

    • Mary says:

      Thanks Dorann and that’s exactly the feeling I’m trying to convey – putting you into the moment and become a part of the scene. Cool, thanks!

  9. Healthy A-Z says:

    Wow! Wow! Wow! I LOVE this! Really! I just feel like I am there!

    • Mary says:

      Oh Cyndi you are so encouraging! Don’t you just love a good incoming wave? I’m glad you are in the moment on this painting!

  10. nutsfortreasure says:

    One of our favorites! I have family there.

  11. so beautiful … really looks like a photo! 🙂

  12. I can hear those wave crashing… it’s just a fantastic painting. Very real. Just love it!

  13. Mary, this is a wonderful piece. You capture the sunlight in the water so beautifully. One thing I need to do, is venture out with my paintings, like you do. Love it!

    • Mary says:

      Hi Patricia, thank you for your comments, especially about the sunlight – I’m always drawn to the sea because there is so much there to work with.

  14. artscottnet says:

    I really enjoy your water, with the highlights just right. I can imagine being on this pier and feeling the awesome power of the waves and the soothing white noise and gulls. A beautiful painting, Mary

    • Mary says:

      Ah Scott, always one for a wonderful story behind your words – thank you! The power and energy of the ocean is a pull, this summer I will not be at a loss for scenes to explore with my oil pastels.

  15. silvana1989 says:

    being an artist sounds much better than close your eyes and travel somewhere………… I love..

  16. What a wonderful painting Mary!

  17. Well you know this tropical girl is going to love seascapes♥

    • Mary says:

      Thank you! I have so many seascapes to get started on . . . painting water is a refreshing exercise for me. Happy summer to you and your family!

  18. it’s beautiful! isn’t it great when we’ve ‘been away’ from a part of art that we love? we roll up our sleeves like a crash dieter sitting down to a big pizza! Ahhhhh! we are reunited with what makes our hearts sing!

    • Mary says:

      I love painting the sea – it’s a very refreshing time for me. You are so right in your comments – yup like a wonderful pepperoni filled pizza! Thank you for your wonderful comment!

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