Tag Archives: water

Sunset at Scarborough, oil pastel


“It’s a moment that I’m after, a fleeting moment, but not a frozen moment.” – Andrew Wyeth During our recent trip back East we arrived at Scarborough beach in Maine just as the sun was quickly setting.  We hadn’t much … Continue reading

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Working Dinghy Boat


Working Dinghy Boat an oil pastel (8×10) was painted on a gesso-prepared hardboard with a gray/white acrylic underpainting. Dinghy boats are always out and about along shorelines, in Maine particularly there are tons of these working boats, it’s how folks … Continue reading

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Magical Sunrise, oil pastel


Sometimes there are no words, nor man-made colors that can adequately describe mother natures brilliant kiss of color in the sky and over water when she gives us one of her delicious sunrise spectacles  .   .   . Magical Sunrise, an … Continue reading

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Anchored in the Cove, oil pastel


What to do when it’s pouring rain outside (suppose to continue for another seven days), just keep right on painting .  .  . Anchored in the Cove is an oil pastel (11 x 8.5) painted on black heavy textured cardstock … Continue reading

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Mist at the Reservoir, oil pastel


Today’s painting concentrates on rising mist, always fun to see if the oil pastels will produce the effect I was looking for. Mist at the Reservoir (8×10), is an oil pastel painted on blue-tinted heavy card stock using mainly Senneliers … Continue reading

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Personal Challenge – Rocks/Boulders, #11 Wharariki South Island, NZ


#11 in the rock challenge.  This special scene got me back to painting the sea, it may be small in size, but for the time being I was happy to feel the water again using oil pastels. Wharariki (oil pastel, … Continue reading

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Personal Challenge – Rocks/Boulders: #7 Slanted Rocks, oil pastels


Slanted Rocks is #7 in my personal challenge of studying rocks/boulders. The oil pastel is 5×7 painted on beige Mi-Teintes Pastel Paper – using mainly Senneliers and Neopastels.  I wanted something complex and challenging, exactly what I got with this … Continue reading

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Personal Challenge – Rocks: #4 The Rock


Didn’t want the weekend to come around without having one more study of rocks to post. The Rock (4×6) is a small oil pastel study of a rock sitting close to the shore along the coast of Maine.  This study … Continue reading

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Kiss of Light, oil pastel


Sometimes I come across a scene that’s tranquil and takes me back to Maine – through memories that time cannot erase. Kiss of Light, an oil pastel (7×5) was done on a spur of the moment today – it’s a … Continue reading

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Personal Challenge – Rocks: #1 Shoreline Boulders


Time for a new personal challenge.  This time the challenge will consist of 15 paintings of different size rocks or boulders in a variety of settings. Rocks/boulders were chosen because I wanted to work on size, forms, textures and colors.  … Continue reading

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