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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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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, #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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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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