Category Archives: OPs Bits and Pieces

What is PMP (Paint-My-Photo)? And a new painting: A Windmill, oil pastel


What is PMP (Paint-My-Photo) – it’s really quite simple.  There are lots of great photographers on the internet, and there are many artists of all abilities who would like to paint from a photograph or need a creative boost.  The … Continue reading

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Carnival Gone Scary


This weeks word challenge was “Carnival – Gold – Festive.”  Well did I ever tell you about my experiences painting portraits – no?  Well lets just say there is a reason why I don’t paint them.  But for this weeks challenge … Continue reading

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Pictures of My Purple Lilies


I had a pleasant surprise the other day when I saw that these beautiful flowers were finally opened and displaying all their glory.  If you are an artist, please feel free to use these two pictures as reference images – … Continue reading

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Preparing for Competition . . . It’s Getting Busy Around Here


For the next couple of weeks I’ll be working on three oil pastel paintings to enter into the Annual Oil Pastel Society’s competition, theme ‘Journey.’  After much deliberation I’ve finally selected the scenes and this weekend I was able to work out … Continue reading

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A New Role, Guide for WetCanvas


I belong to several online artist communities, one is WetCanvas.  Two years ago I looked for a home that would offer me an atmosphere of learning, provide resources and knowledge, and to share my art for critique.  I wanted an … Continue reading

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Acceptance into Oil Pastel Society


I am proud to announce that I’ve been accepted as a member into the Oil Pastel Society  at the Professional Artist level. The Oil Pastel Society is an active international organization of artists seeking to further the advancement of oil pastels … Continue reading

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Does Your Art Speak to You?


I recently read an article in “Pastel Journal” about artist, Bobbie McKibbin and her process for painting landscapes using soft pastels.  One statement in the article really resonated with me, Bobbie said, “she’s doing all the talking at the beginning … Continue reading

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