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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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Snowy Day, oil pastel


Cold and blustery, that’s the atmosphere I wanted to create.  A day when some of you prefer to stay indoors where it’s nice and warm, but if you are the adventurer type – you grab your snow shoes and have … Continue reading

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Winter Glow, oil pastel


The break after a fresh snow fall can be so gorgeous, especially if the sun comes out giving the scene a warm winter glow.  I can remember these beautiful scenes in Maine, our yard and street would be glistening with … Continue reading

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Winter Silence, acrylic painting


Oh I know, snow scenes already?  Yes, but it’s that time of year to get started painting a series of scenes so there is enough to choose for our Christmas card. Winter Silence, acrylic (7×5) is my first snow painting … 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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Apple Tree, oil pastel


Talk about character  .   .   .  apple trees are loaded with them.  Each tree having branches  with large knobs and elbows – they are a fascinating fruit tree to see and the older the tree the more pronounced these characteristics … 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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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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Morning Silence, oil pastel


Sometimes we all need an escape perhaps to a beach for an early morning walk when all is quiet except the sound of water lapping at the shoreline ~ Morning Silence, an oil pastel (12×9, on an artist canvas board) … Continue reading

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