Kingfisher, oil pastel

This month’s Wetcanvas Challenge had Kingfisher as one of the subjects to paint in oil pastels, so I thought I would give it a go.

Kingfisher (7×5 – oil pastel) was painted on Mi-Teintes pastel paper, using mostly Senneliers and Neopastels.

Hope you enjoy – time to begin my next two winter paintings.


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29 Responses to Kingfisher, oil pastel

  1. Mona says:

    Finally getting some time to catch up on my blog reading. I love the richness of color in this piece.

    • Mary says:

      Thanks Mona, so nice to hear from you. And I just remembered that I owe you a response to your email, how’s that for memory?! Not good, so sorry.

  2. exiledprospero says:

    Oh, the halcyon days. This is beautiful, Mary.

  3. Oooh Mary, I LOVE this painting!! The little kingfisher’s so beautiful has such a nice, thoughtful expression on his face. 🙂

  4. Forest So Green says:

    I love the way the bird is perched, ready to make the next move, Annie

  5. Francesca says:

    Such a lovely painting, Mary! The colors are gorgeous! 🙂

  6. Such and interesting bird. This one appears so very regal and proud of his colors!

  7. cherylmoore says:

    I love the coolness of the colours, beautiful work, Mary!

  8. kerlund74 says:

    Wonderful work, a fantastic painting!

  9. dorannrule says:

    Your talent is forever obvious…. the Kingfisher looks as if he’s thinking out his next move. Beautiful!

    • Mary says:

      Thank you Dorann for your beautiful compliment. Yes, he is just checking things out before he is off again! These are very cute birds, aren’t they?

  10. meiro says:

    So lovely.
    Have a nice day Mary.

  11. He is so beautiful! Such a nice painting, my dear! 🙂

  12. doronart says:

    Mary what are you doing with such a great collection?

    • Mary says:

      Great question Doron, I still haven’t decided. I have some ideas, but not ready to implement.

      • doronart says:

        I think one great exhibition although they say now a day that online is better to sell then any other way. Mind you how do you feel about getting rid of such great work? I think that is the question but it is very personal. I am sure your walls are full too.

  13. poppytump says:

    What gorgeous colours Mary ! A micro moment of stillness before that sharp eye spots a fish to dive for 🙂
    I’ve only ever seen two in my life … a bluegreen darting flash and then gone …

    • Mary says:

      Thanks Poppy – sounds like you are a real fan of Kingfishers. I have never seen one so I was hoping that the colors were close. Love their collar, makes a proud statement for the little guy!

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