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The Field – acrylic painting


Life is like a landscape. You live in the midst of it but can describe it only from the vantage point of distance – by Charles Lindbergh The Field, an acrylic painting (9″ x 6″), was done on a gesso … Continue reading

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Colorado Atmosphere – acrylic


“One eye sees, the other feels,” by Paul Klee Sometimes when I paint it is both and it’s then that the painting session gives me that endorphin rush that artists seek when they are creating.   It’s like you get this … Continue reading

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Meadow Light, charcoal and carbon drawing


Time to get my hands a little dirty, so I decided to pick up some charcoal and oh yeah, did I make a mess or what – but it was a lot of fun drawing with this medium again! Meadow … Continue reading

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Snowy Day, oil pastel


Cold and blustery, that’s the atmosphere I wanted to create.  A day when some of you prefer to stay indoors where it’s nice and warm, but if you are the adventurer type – you grab your snow shoes and have … Continue reading

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Winter Silence, acrylic painting


Oh I know, snow scenes already?  Yes, but it’s that time of year to get started painting a series of scenes so there is enough to choose for our Christmas card. Winter Silence, acrylic (7×5) is my first snow painting … Continue reading

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Apple Tree, oil pastel


Talk about character  .   .   .  apple trees are loaded with them.  Each tree having branches  with large knobs and elbows – they are a fascinating fruit tree to see and the older the tree the more pronounced these characteristics … Continue reading

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Golden Hillside, oil pastel


After a weekend of working in the gardens and painting outdoor furniture I got a new perspective of a painting that I was struggling with last week and finished it this morning. Golden Hillside, an oil pastel (11×14) was painted on a gesso prepared … Continue reading

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Sentinel, oil pastel


Should I break the rule or not – I thought about this one rule the entire time I was painting Sentinel.  Want to know what the rule is?  Good composition rule #1, never put the subject or point of interest … Continue reading

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Silent Walk, oil pastel


Yes, I’ll bet you thought I was done with winter scenes.  Well I couldn’t leave well enough alone, after receiving a couple of requests for more .  .  . besides there are so many winterscapes waiting to be done, why … Continue reading

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Winter Guard, oil pastel


Here is another oil pastel winter scene that I’ve had my eye on painting for a while now. The oil pastel (7×5) was painted on Mi-Teintes blue-gray tinted pastel paper.  Using my fingers, clay shapers and a razor blade was able to … Continue reading

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