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Seeking Solitude – a graphite drawing


“I step onto the path and as my feet sink into the first grains of sand I can feel the salty sea breeze hit my face, the smell of the sea water and screeching call of the gulls – it’s … Continue reading

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Magic Hour – charcoal drawing


“The sounds of sea breezes, waves coming ashore and seagulls squawking overhead slowly fade away; I look to the horizon and wait for the brilliance of a setting sun.  There is magic in this hour ~ “  by Mary Magic … Continue reading

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Sand Dunes, acrylic painting


“The urge to destroy is also a creative urge.”  –  Pablo Picasso This painting was started one year ago as a sunset beach scene, it was put aside because I couldn’t see where it was going.  I almost tossed it … Continue reading

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Ocean Study #7, acrylic painting


The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever – Jacques Cousteau It’s been a long nine weeks working to get my shoulder/neck/arm repaired,  over the last two weeks we’ve seen a lot of … Continue reading

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Air Dancing Gulls, graphite drawing


When we lived in Maine there were probably more “atmospheric” days than not – with gray skies and heavy fog out at sea.  This scene reminded me of those times, the air cold with a moist dense fog and seagulls … Continue reading

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Thursday’s Drawing: Feeding, a Pictorial of the Drawing


Once again I am slowly making my way back to creating and blogging.  This coming week I will be in jury duty, hopefully for only a day, and then I should be back to my normal routine – I’m looking … Continue reading

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Thursday’s Drawing: Feeding, final


Back to Thursdays drawing, it’s been a while since I worked on Feeding and took a bit of getting used to drawing with a graphite pencil – was surprised that I was able to complete the project today. Feeding, a … Continue reading

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The Long View, acrylic painting


The study today was about building distant cloud structures with acrylic paints.  I found a great reference photograph with storm clouds for lots of drama, along with a fantastic long beach that was the distance I was looking to demonstrate. … Continue reading

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Past the Dune, oil pastel


All good things must come to an end, at least for this year ~ the last of the sand dune series.  I’ll bet you are ready to move on, me too and have several new subjects/paintings started ~ Past the … Continue reading

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Pea Island, oil pastel


“Pea Island is an island which is part of the Outer Banks of North Carolina” per Wikipedia ~ that’s the location of my latest oil pastel subject. Pea Island, an oil pastel (7×15) was painted on cream tinted Mi-Teintes pastel … Continue reading

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