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Cove View – graphite/charcoal drawing


“It is wonderful how much depends upon the relations of black and white … A black and white, if properly balanced, suggests colour. ”  – Winslow Homer Cove View, a charcoal/graphite drawing (8×10) was produced on Strathmore Bristol Vellum paper.  … 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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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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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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Winter Quiet – oil pastel


I’ve waited over a year to paint this scene – the early evening colors of winter at the farm in its natural surrounding really attracted me.  This painting may well be a contender for our Christmas card. Winter Quiet, an … Continue reading

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Personal Challenge – rocks/boulders: The Range, #15


Well now I finally reached the end of the 15-painting rock/boulder challenge – took a bit more time than anticipated but I’m happy that I undertook it. The Range, (6×8) oil pastel was completed on cream tinted Mi-Teintes Pastel paper … Continue reading

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Floating, oil pastel


This painting was started last weekend, but a few things interrupted my concentration and I had to set it aside for a bit. Floating, an oil pastel (14×11) is painted on a gesso prepared hardboard using a variety of oil … Continue reading

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Three Studies of Underpainting Color Choices


There are a number of underpainting techniques that I enjoy using with my oil pastel paintings:  watercolor or soft pastel washes (washed with either water or alcohol), and gouache – acrylic – oil thinned paint.  Each offer a different result … Continue reading

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Poppy Field, #1 – oil pastel


I have always wanted to paint a poppy field and have finally been able to settle down long enough to get a feel for how to paint poppies in a distance and a few stems up close. Another first – Poppy Field, #1 … Continue reading

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