End of Fall, oil pastel


This past weeks’ word challenge included, winding river – so I thought I would have a go at it.

We had 2 inches of ice and sleet that wasn’t bad and after living in Maine, we can handle that with no problem, but our heat has been out for three days (repair guy will be here tomorrow) – that’s a little uncomfortable.

It became a bit of a challenge manipulating oil pastels because of the cold, but I wanted to complete the challenge.  End of Fall was from my imagination using Mi-Teintes pastel paper (5×7), looking forward to more normal conditions to paint this coming week.

This week I plan to paint a couple of  8×10 winter scenes – unless another unexpected disruption comes knocking on our door.

End of Fall

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33 Responses to End of Fall, oil pastel

  1. violetski says:

    This is so beautiful! ❤️

  2. pizzuti says:

    Beautiful – great colors, love the mood

  3. poppytump says:

    That is very lovely Mary .
    Glad you are warm and cosy now x

  4. Francesca says:

    Simply lovely, Mary! The scene is so peaceful! 🙂

  5. dorannrule says:

    You have created a very beautiful scene Mary. I love your work.

  6. doronart says:

    Sending you ray of heat Mary, no doubt the warmth of your heart will sort the paintings. Nothing can stop you facing a challenge and it is looking great.

  7. Forest So Green says:

    I would love to follow that river, looks like a lovely place, Annie

  8. Anonymous says:

    Mary, you’ve richly captured this scene in a poetic fashion. It’s quite stunning, and from your imagination? Glorious.

  9. ĽAdelaide says:

    I love this… the color is gorgeous! It is very cold here in northern Calif. too… dry as a bone tho.. xo

  10. Madhu says:

    Beautiful! Hope the heating is on again. I wouldn’t survive a day without it in that weather 🙂

    • Mary says:

      Thanks Madu! Yes, we are finally warm again – we have been 30 degrees below normal temperatures for the last 5 days. Going back into the 50’s on Friday, lol it will be a welcomed “heat wave!”

  11. Nawfal says:

    Very pretty work, Mary! 🙂

  12. kerlund74 says:

    Wonderful, the colors is fantastic.

  13. Leya says:

    Lovely, Mary! I could easily hang it on my wall. My colours.

  14. Oh, I hope your heating gets restored soon!!! Your painting, however, doesn’t look frozen! It has those beautifully warm, end of fall hues. 🙂

  15. Your paintings never fail to give me a sense of peace from its first glance 🙂

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