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Air Dancing Gulls, graphite drawing


When we lived in Maine there were probably more “atmospheric” days than not – with gray skies and heavy fog out at sea.  This scene reminded me of those times, the air cold with a moist dense fog and seagulls … Continue reading

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The Sea, graphite drawing


This particular scene wasn’t exactly what I had in mind for my next drawing – a beautiful floral was picked out.  But then I saw an amazing photograph that my friend, John Warren, had on pmp and I couldn’t resist.  … Continue reading

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Surging, acrylic painting


There is something so humbling about working with a new medium, it lets you know right where you stand!  For me at the beginning of the learning process ~ especially when painting a wave rushing toward the shoreline after a … Continue reading

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The Curl, oil pastel


It’s great to be back and looking forward to finishing out the year.  I’ll be staying with marine/beach theme for a while longer as I continue to work out how to effectively paint sand, sand dunes and grass with oil … Continue reading

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Ever Feel “Runners High” When You’re Creating?


I originally wrote a post about this topic in January 31, 2013, Ever Feel “Runners High” When You’re Creating? mainly because the subject fascinated me and I was convinced no matter what a persons method of creativity – sculpture, photographer, … Continue reading

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Thursday Drawing – Grand Slam #1


Today I was finally able to start on my new Thursdays Drawing, as revealed earlier last week in a sketch. Grand Slam – #1 (9×12) is being drawn on Strathmore Bristol Vellum.  I finally decided to use three types of … Continue reading

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Thursday’s Drawing – Majesty of Grace, final


Majesty of Grace finally comes to an end today – what a trip and one worth taking. Majesty of Grace, 6×9, drawing was done on Strathmore Bristol Vellum paper (smooth side) using graphite pencil (4H, 2H, HB and 2B).  All … Continue reading

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Wild Surf, oil pastel


January’s monthly challenge is “wave” perfect, it goes right along with my thought of breaking from cold weather paintings and going right into thoughts of warmer times.  I was all in. Waves intrigue and mesmerize, are energy-filled and dangerous, they lap quietly at the seashore or … Continue reading

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Girls at Beach, oil pastel


This beach scene was painted for this months challenge on Wetcanvas, seemed a great way to get started on warmer subjects as right about now many are a little tired of freezing cold temperatures and winter white-outs. I have no earlier experience painting people … Continue reading

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Virginia Beach, oil pastel painting


It’s summer . . . I’ve been itching to get back into seascapes and what better way than a close-up of a crashing wave against the pier.  It’s an 8×10 oil pastel . . . enjoy!

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