Welcome to my oil pastel studio. A place to share thoughts on oil pastels primarily, art in general and my current art portfolio.
Oil Pastels (OPs), as it’s sometimes referred to, is my medium of choice for painting. Over time we’ll explore a variety of subjects on oil pastels (OPs) from brands, to techniques used, work-in-progress, and you’ll be introduced to people or books that have had a positive impact on my art.
So come on in, take a few minutes and explore my world of oil pastels. Please don’t hesitate to ask questions or post a comment. I’m looking forward to connecting with you! Mary
You have such a God-given talent;never knew all those years ago at our tea parties that we had an artist in our midst…love everything you have created.
Hi Linda, thanks so much for visiting and leaving such a beautiful comment. You know it means a lot to me. Ah our tea parties, great memories! Love, Mary
Greetings from Luke with Polish
Thank you Luke, nice to meet you – welcome to my blog.
I admire your blog
Thanks for the like on Provo Girl. 🙂
Thank you Rob for visiting!
Toda only I discovered that you have a website. I will follow.
Hello Juan, so nice to see you here! Thank you for your visit and very happy that you’ll be following along. Have a wonderful weekend.
It must be wonderful – no, exciting! to have this kind of talent. The concept of being able to reproduce in beauty what the eye sees is something to be longed for. I can scarcely draw a stick man; but I certainly know when art appeals to me – as does yours. My compliments!
Wow Margaret, you make it so easy to love what’s great about the internet. Thank you so much for your very generous comments, I’m blushing! I’ve gone over to your blog and am fascinated and now intrigued by your book, I want to know more about your husband and life together.
I’m glad, Mary. If you look for a post of mine called “Review of all Reviews”, you will be further motivated …
I love your paintings – I’ve recently treated myself to my first set of oil pastels, and slowly learning about them – they are fantastic! (although my artistry is not quite in keeping 😉
I’m looking forward to perusing your blog more thoroughly – it looks wonderfully inspiring!
Hi Lu, so very nice of you – thank you for your beautiful comment! Also I appreciate that you’ll be following my blog – it’s a work in progress, but a happy one at that! I’m headed over to your blog to see your lovely art. Thanks so much – nice to meet you! Mary
eek – you won’t find art on it yet! Maybe in due course..I’m just getting the creative juices flowing… 🙂
Well your knitting is very creative and wonderful! Anyways you’ll enjoy your oil pastels for sure.
I really enjoy your beautiful site, Mary. And I hope you don’t mind being nominated for a blog award.:) I just nominated you for a Sunshine Award. Please click here for more info: http://eyedancers.wordpress.com/2013/02/05/the-sunshine-award/ . Thanks! — Mike
Hi Mike, thank you so much for the wonderful nomination – I really appreciate it. I have two other in the wings that I still need to work on, plus this month I’m hosting a painting challenge which has me occupied. If you don’t mind that I wait a couple of weeks I’d be thrilled to accept!
I’m really honored that you’ve taken time to visit my blog and me for the Sunshine Award.
Thanks for dropping by. Funny, I have tried every medium except for oil pastels. So I’ll certainly keep looking in for some tips. Cheers. David
Thanks David. Oil Pastels are a great medium to work with once you get a feel for how they handle. Many people make the mistake of using student quality first (these are hard and a more waxy consistency – harder to move and blend). Go with artist quality and you’ll find a softer pastel that’s easier to handle. I have a short discussion under another post.
Great work and inspiration, love it very much make me smile.
Amazing blog and amazing paintings! Do you mind if I ask, how long have you been studying and working? I have been studying five years but I feel there is still so much to learn, it’s a never ending process
Thank you so much for visiting my blog and writing such a beautiful comment. I’m a new self-taught artist painting or a little under 1 1/2 years now, learning what I can from reading books and being an active member of several online art communities – experienced artists have offered countless words of advice and encouragement. The joy of painting for me is the endless learning and discovery, giving way to the ah-ha’s and hopefully showing growth in my pieces.
Thank you so much for the compliment ~ my personal opinion is that for most artists, true growth comes from a disciplined eye to practice and experiment.
Your blog looks great !
I found the follow button. 😉
Good luck with your blog, and I am looking forward to read the next blog from you.
Your friend from the Netherlands
Hi Petronette! Thank you so much for commenting – appreciate your good wishes.
Congratulations for your new blog.!!
I like it very much. It is amazing!!
Thank you so much for commenting Alexandra!
Congrats on starting your blog. I’m looking forward to seeing and hearing more about how you do what you do.
Thank you for your best wishes Mona, much appreciated! I’m looking forward to staying in touch with all my followers on a regular basis, more to come!