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An Acrylic Study, White Floral, based off a demo by Will Kemp


“Creativity takes courage,” by Henri Matisse I have lacked the courage and confidence to paint these beautiful creatures of nature do mainly to my lack of experience with acrylics and paint brushes. It’s been my desire to paint flowers using … Continue reading

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White Flower Study, charcoal


Today a little something to celebrate the beginning of Spring ~ White Flower Study, was a quick charcoal drawing (9×6) on Strathmore Bristol Vellum paper.  My objective for this still life was to sketch the flower without too much detail … Continue reading

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Wild Strawberry Flowers, oil pastel


Ever say yes and then wondered “oh no, what have I gotten myself into?”  Well I was asked to take part in a Wetcanvas Oil Pastel forum monthly challenge – these folks are near and dear to my heart, I … Continue reading

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White Eggs


This month on the oil pastel forum of Wetcanvas (an online artist community) I am the sponsor of the February monthly challenge.  One of my roles was to select seven to ten photographed images from a variety of subjects for … Continue reading

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Painting Sunlight & Shadow with Pastels, a book review


For a long time I struggled with creating believable shadows and light using oil pastels (OPs), few credible resources exist for Op artists.  I wanted a source  with easy to understand explanations and demonstrations for painting sunlight and shadows.  I … Continue reading

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