Kiss of Light, oil pastel

Sometimes I come across a scene that’s tranquil and takes me back to Maine – through memories that time cannot erase.

Kiss of Light, an oil pastel (7×5) was done on a spur of the moment today – it’s a scene that I had pure joy painting.  The surface is Mi-Teintes gray-tinted pastel paper with my hands and clay shapers the tools used for moving the oil pastels around the paper.

Hope you enjoy this quiet moment, as the last summer rays grace the water and boat ~

Kiss of Light


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37 Responses to Kiss of Light, oil pastel

  1. InfiniteZip says:

    I can sense the tranquility in this. I loved being in Maine as a kid, fishing at the break of dawn in a cove, glorious quiet times☺️

    • Mary says:

      Enjoyed your visit, thank you so much. There is something very special about living in Maine – more special are the memories when, like I, no longer there. The coves are the best – thanks again for your comment.

  2. violetski says:

    It is stunning dear Mary!❤️
    Beautiful ,calm sea❤️

  3. The light is beautiful in this painting. But it’s the sense of quietness which makes it si special.
    PS: soon or later, probably later I’ll visit Maine…

    • Mary says:

      Thank you so much Robert, you got exactly what attracted me to the scene – it’s quietness. That symbolizes Maine to me – yes, you should go and enjoy going back in time!

  4. Absolutely delightful and very peaceful…

  5. Yes indeed, peaceful, tranquil and quiet it is! Love the soft and warm rays reflecting on the water surface and the boat reflection is just superbly executed! You just gave me a Zen moment where I got transported to a wonderful place and enjoyed a moment of time standing still, feeling and breathing in peace! Beautiful!

  6. Terrifically beautiful, Mary. Such peace, harmony, all things wonderful.

  7. Gallivanta says:

    Beautifully tranquil Mary. Maine is one of my favourite places too.

  8. M-R says:

    I love it. I would very happily hang it anywhere that was sufficiently comprehending of its beauty.

  9. Jackie says:

    I love this! Such a peaceful scene. The tones are very calming. Beautiful! 🙂

  10. Painting for Joy says:

    It’s absolute perfection!!!

  11. dorannrule says:

    Ahhhh! A tranquil scene depicted by a true artist.

  12. Oh Mary, I just clicked on my Inbox right after a canoe ride, so your post hits home. Thank you for the gift.

  13. The stillness is wonderfully captured

  14. Francesca says:

    This is lovely and gives me a great sense of solitude which, for me, brings peace to my soul. Love the reflection under the boat!

  15. Mary, this is stunning! The tranquility in this painting makes me want to hold my breath, not to disturb it! Beautiful! 🙂 xx

    • Mary says:

      Hi Marina, you’ve made my day! Thank you – I needed a pick me up and your comments are very appreciated. I felt a great sense of peace painting this scene. Have a beautiful evening.

  16. Here I sit, (having recently moved back to Maine) thoroughly enjoying the poignant peace and beauty of this painting…humming row, row, row your boat… is but a dream..Thanks, Mary

    • Mary says:

      Hi Cynthia – lucky you being in my favorite place! So happy that the painting brought you some peace today, dream away and have a wonderful time!

  17. John says:

    Love this, can I crawl into that peaceful scene and go for a row?

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