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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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The Iris, oil pastel


“Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” Benjamin Franklin When I started painting, the medium I choose was oil pastels and I was lucky to have found Wetcanvas.   The online artist … 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, #4 – oil pastel


“It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.” Henry David Thoreau The red rose painting series continues.  This painting idea came from a photograph I took of red roses picked from yes, my famous red rose … 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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Red Roses series, #2 – oil pastels


“Colour is my day-long obsession, joy and torment.” Claude Monet Mr. Monet, to me was the master of color – he spun the universe of color letting us marvel in his dazzling creations.  Can’t help but chuckle thinking of Monet, … Continue reading

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Red Rose Series #1, oil pastels


“The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.” Aristotle Who doesn’t like a rose, I’ve loved them for as long as I can remember – they hold a special meaning for … 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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