Tag Archives: red

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

Posted in About Oil Pastels, OPs New Paintings | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 88 Comments

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

Posted in About Oil Pastels, OPs New Paintings | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 44 Comments

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

Posted in About Oil Pastels, OPs New Paintings | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 85 Comments

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

Posted in About Oil Pastels, OPs New Paintings | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 64 Comments

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

Posted in About Oil Pastels, OPs New Paintings | Tagged , , , , , , , | 62 Comments

15 Paintings – Flower Challenge: Red Roses, #11


Two years ago I took a photograph of some roses I brought in from the outside and have been waiting for a good time to paint them – well actually until I felt a bit more confident.  The flower challenge … Continue reading

Posted in Challenges: Subject Matter Studies, Flowers, OPs New Paintings | Tagged , , , , , , | 84 Comments

Dedicated to my WordPress Friends! 2014 Red Candle Unveiled


Too funny, whoever said I’m not tenacious!  I wasn’t about to give up on my little red candle.  So based on everyone’s great feedback, particularly Rhonda and Eva, I made some final touches leaving me with two options (threw out … Continue reading

Posted in About Oil Pastels, OPs New Paintings | Tagged , , , , | 43 Comments