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Sunset at Scarborough, oil pastel


“It’s a moment that I’m after, a fleeting moment, but not a frozen moment.” – Andrew Wyeth During our recent trip back East we arrived at Scarborough beach in Maine just as the sun was quickly setting.  We hadn’t much … Continue reading

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2016 Pumpkin – Halloween, oil pastel


“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up” – Pablo Picasso My usual pumpkin painting is of the serious kind, but this year I thought why not have some fun.  Pablo … Continue reading

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Connecticut Fall Leaf, oil pastel


Autumn is a second spring where every leaf is a flower ~ Albert Camus When we arrived at our hotel in Connecticut I opened the car door and there on the ground was this most gorgeous leaf – right there … 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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Lily of the Valley, oil pastel


 “You come to nature with all her theories, and she knocks them all flat.” Pierre Auguste Renoir Lily of the Valley, an oil pastel (10×8) was painted on black Mi-Teintes pastel paper with Sennlier, Mungyo-Gallery and Holbein brand oil pastels.  … Continue reading

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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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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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