Winter Walk, oil pastel

Finally back to oil pastels, a few more snow paintings for this winter.  Quiet snowy pathways seem to give us a sense of solitude – here is my contribution to a calming peace throughout.

Winter Walk, (6×9) an oil pastel painted on light gray tinted Mi-Teintes pastel paper.  Oil pastels used were Senneliers, Holbeins and Mungyo.  A lot of scraping with a razor to blend and move the OPs around the surface.

It might be cold out there, but there is beauty to be found ~

winter walk with text


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59 Responses to Winter Walk, oil pastel

  1. Mary, I would love private lessons. Very nice!

    • Mary says:

      Hi Catherine, thank you for the compliment – still finding my way through the world of art. Snowy scenes, characterizes much of what I saw growing up and when I lived in the Northeast. There is something awe-inspiring about hushed winter scenes. Thanks so much – have a great weekend.

  2. Beautiful painting, Mary!

  3. timelesslady says:

    Mary, I once again pulled out an old box of oil pastels and said “Hmmmm…should I or shouldn’t I?” I love your work and blog posts…I think I should give the oil pastels a go this winter. 🙂

    • Mary says:

      Hi Karen, there is no better a compliment than for you to start painting in oil pastels again – oh yes I hope you get the old OPs out and have yourself a ball. Thank you so much and I’m hoping to see your new paintings.

  4. I am chilled looking at your painting, outstanding!

  5. Carol King says:

    I love the winter beauty of this painting. If it looked like that near me, I probably wouldn’t mind it so much.

  6. aFrankAngle says:

    You’ve captured the beauty of a winter walk … but as we got older, we don’t want to take them … .thus we rely on people like you to show the beauty. 🙂

  7. The subtle color of this is so pretty!

  8. Your work just gets better than better Mary. Such beauty you’ve expressed in this painting.

  9. I know this sounds like a strange thing to say…but I can almost smell the crisp air in this painting, and how it invigorating it would feel in your lungs.

    Also, what a perfect location for a snowball fight, with all those trees to duck behind.

  10. A.PROMPTreply says:

    What a lot of colour you did employ in a snow scene. I especially responded to the greens/blues on opposite sides with the random hints of golds across the backdrop. Wonderful!

  11. Happy new year and best wishes to you and yours for health, happiness, peace & prosperity in 2015!

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  13. Paintinf for Joy says:

    Love your winter scenes and the way you render snow! Looks like what I’m seeing out my window. It’s been snowing all day. 🙂

  14. OH yes, beauty outside and reflected in your work where it’s nice and warm and we can enjoy it:)

  15. lesliepaints says:

    This is beautiful, Mary. It reminds me of the cold and the powdery snow we have been having here, in Indiana. It is being tossed and blown and such gray skies. I also like the textural feel of this.

    • Mary says:

      Thanks very much Leslie – the razor helped with finding the textures, it’s a great tool to use with oil pastels. We don’t have the white stuff right now, like you guys but the cold has found its way down here to TX. Stay warm and thanks, glad you enjoyed the piece.

  16. Calming indeed, sometimes winter feels like life in slow motion! Lovely scene Mary, nice to see some snow, we haven’t had snow yet this winter compared to some other parts where they got more then enough! Keep it warm and safe and have a great weekend!

    • Mary says:

      HI Eva, ah winter – snow and ice – we might have some ice this weekend. But the painting was from years past in Maine (backyard) where snow what such a part of life, beautiful and lasted for way too long in a cold season. Every now and then I kind of wish to see some of that white stuff and think, nah not really. Thanks so much and hope you have a lovely weekend as well.

  17. niasunset says:

    so beautiful dear Mary, Thank you, have a nice day, love, nia

  18. ladyfi says:

    A lovely painting.

  19. Oh I love this so much, Mary! Gorgeous work.

  20. Fine composition, Mary, with excellent depth

  21. Steven says:

    It almost makes me feel festive, Mary! Wonderful stuff. I wish we could have some of that kind of weather, not seen the white stuff for a couple of years now.

  22. Beauty Indeed! It’s keeping me cool in the Australian heat. 🙂

  23. Of course there’s beauty to be found – thanks to you!! 🙂
    Happy weekend, Mary! 🙂

    • Mary says:

      Thanks Marina, you are so kind. Yesterday morning I scraped most of this painting w/my razor to see what would be revealed, and the technique rarely disappoints – that’s what makes this medium fun. Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

  24. sminkee64 says:

    Very peaceful it!

  25. Beautiful snow scene, Mary.

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