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Peace and Quiet – graphite drawing


“Walk away from all the turbulence out there and find yourself a moment of peace and quiet enjoying the riches of nature, ” . . . by Mary Peace and Quiet, a graphite drawing (8×10) was drawn on Strathmore Bristol … Continue reading

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River Hideaway – charcoal/graphite drawing


“We look for a place that quiets time letting our senses become sharpened to our surroundings – hearing trees rustle, smelling grassy-weeds and seeing a slow-moving river.  We become absorbed in the moment .  .  . ” by Mary River … Continue reading

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Resilience – charcoal drawing


“Each Spring Texas land shows its resilience.  No matter the scorching summer heat or winters cold blasts, year-after-year this barren, rugged terrain  produces vast landscapes of lacy grass-weeds and delicate wild flowers.  Take a moment and discover what native Texans … Continue reading

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Mid-Day in Texas – charcoal drawing


“There is a quiet lonesomeness of the large Texas countryside, a beauty that quiets your thoughts and lets your eyes rest on natures’ bounty.”  by Mary Mid-Day in Texas is a charcoal drawing (8×10) that was done on Strathmore Bristol … Continue reading

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Serengeti Sunset, charcoal drawing


My latest drawing was chosen to continue working lights and darks using purely charcoal.  This African scene was perfect for the challenge .  .  . with the sun setting over the trees, the hot bush giving way to a background … Continue reading

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Hillside Fiddling, oil pastel


It’s been a busy around here I apologize for not visiting everyone’s blogs, but throughout this afternoon I will do my best. Hillside Fiddling, an oil pastel (9×12) was painted on heavy card stock paper.  What started as a quiet … Continue reading

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Orchard Path, oil pastel


It’s my 40th high school reunion (can’t believe it, seems like we graduated only yesterday – too bad I won’t be able to join the celebration today).  In spirit of that special time and where we grew up, I’ve painted … Continue reading

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To the Beach, oil pastels


Work continues with painting sand using oil pastels .  .  .  this week we start with another beach scene to take all of us land-locked folks to the shore.  Maybe we’ll have a clam bake, fly a kite or just … Continue reading

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Sunday Stroll, oil pastel


Finding my bearings again, this oil pastel (12×12) was painted on Mi-Teintes cream tinted pastel paper.  I was inspired by a reference image from Jim Swanson, of pmp. Occasionally I do go back into a painting to work on an area or two; I … Continue reading

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Quiet Stroll, oil pastel


“What’s the problem here, can I possibly save this one?  NO!”  Leaving my studio yesterday morning I called my husband and said “Well that’s it, I can’t save the painting.  It’s quite a mess, I’m throwing it out.”  Never a man to mix his … Continue reading

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