Tag Archives: impressionism

Field of Flowers, oil pastel


“Whether you succeed or not is irrelevant, there is no such thing.  Making your unknown known is the important thing.” Georgia O’Keeffe This painting was started in May and left against a wall in my studio because I couldn’t quite … Continue reading

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Flowers in a Teapot, oil pastel


WordPress notified me that I’ve hit my 4th anniversary in this wonderful blogging community, that’s cause to celebrate. Thank you to all who have followed and/or visited my blog, the last stat shows some 204,300 visits – a number that … Continue reading

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Red Rose Series #5, oil pastels


“There is nothing more difficult for a truly creative painter than to paint a rose, because before he can do so he has first to forget all the roses that were ever painted.”  Henri Matisse Perhaps Matisse was speaking to … Continue reading

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Pink Roses Study, oil pastels


“Practice what you know, and it will help to make clear what now you do not know.”  Rembrandt Couldn’t have said it any better – he knew.  Each time I paint with oil pastels they show me what I really … Continue reading

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Red Roses Series, #3 – oil pastel


“A work of art which did not begin in emotion is not art”, Paul Cezanne This painting happened to be based off of a photograph I took of a bouquet of red roses I picked from a gorgeous rose bush … Continue reading

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Pink Roses in a Vase, oil pastel


“A painting is never finished – it simply stops in interesting places.” Paul Gardner Pink Roses in a Vase, an oil pastel (8.5 x 5.5) was done on a gesso-prepared hardboard.  The underpainting background was painted with acrylics and the … Continue reading

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Tulip and Glass Study, oil pastel


“I invent nothing, I rediscover.” Auguste Rodin Mr. Rodin described perfectly what I’m striving for, to rediscover our precious world through my paints. Tulip and Glass Study, is an oil pastel (8.5 x 5.5) painted on a gesso-prepared hardboard.  For … Continue reading

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Sunflower Study, oil pastel


I’ve been missing from blogging for the past month or so – my apologies to everyone.  We’re busy with personal projects and I’ve had a bit of an artist block and one really bad painting, so bad in fact that … Continue reading

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Bluebonnets in Texas Springtime, oil pastel


Beautiful quiet expansive fields are not unusual to find in Texas, but in the Spring these barren fields come alive with large patches of wildflowers.  Truly a sight to see ~ Bluebonnets in Texas Springtime, is on oil pastel (8×10) … Continue reading

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White Flower Study, charcoal


Today a little something to celebrate the beginning of Spring ~ White Flower Study, was a quick charcoal drawing (9×6) on Strathmore Bristol Vellum paper.  My objective for this still life was to sketch the flower without too much detail … Continue reading

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