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Peace and Quiet – graphite drawing

“Walk away from all the turbulence out there and find yourself a moment of peace and quiet enjoying the riches of nature, ” . . . by Mary Peace and Quiet, a graphite drawing (8×10) was drawn on Strathmore Bristol … Continue reading

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River Hideaway – charcoal/graphite drawing

“We look for a place that quiets time letting our senses become sharpened to our surroundings – hearing trees rustle, smelling grassy-weeds and seeing a slow-moving river.  We become absorbed in the moment .  .  . ” by Mary River … Continue reading

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River Birches, charcoal drawing

Drawing with charcoal continues its hold over me as I explore its range of values and techniques to express a variety of subjects.  This river scene was particularly challenging in establishing depth in the back wooded area and for keeping … Continue reading

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Personal Challenge – Rocks/Boulders Studies: #5 Riverbed Rocks

Thank you for checking in, as I continue on this torturous journey of painting rocks.  I’m forcing to do something that is so uncomfortable and a real challenge.  Hard to wrap my mind around the shapes and colors of rocks … Continue reading

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Valley During Winter, oil pastel

Here is a winter scene that I painted during the holidays.  I was attracted to the area for its quiet and peaceful feel – the way nature was meant to be enjoyed. This oil pastel (8×10, surface was a prepared gesso hardboard)  is a place called “Wye … Continue reading

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Down the River, oil pastel painting

Down the River came about from a series of photographs taken of a river scene, by using the best angles of each shot and giving the background of bit of light shining through for a little atmosphere.  I’m not one … Continue reading

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