Category Archives: oil pastels

Night Moves

“We weren’t in love oh no far from it” (Bob Seger sings in “Night Moves“).   Nor am I in love with Moulin Rouge  but I certainly am captivated by her lit-up sails and their effect on Place Blanche.  “I … Continue reading

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Walking with Claude

Does the spirit of Claude Monet walk in his garden?  He said his garden was his greatest masterpiece – so perhaps he lingers within its borders.  But all the tourists might drive him mad!  He (like many artists) used to … Continue reading

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Brush and Pencil

I am regularly asked about applying oil pastels with a brush.  Here is what I do… To apply oil pastel undercoat (as you see in this image) I use a size 1 bristle brush.  The brush on the left started … Continue reading

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Day Trip to Giverny

“Day Trip to Giverny” is a drawing of a scene I photographed in Monet’s garden .  I have often looked at the 2012 source photo but it looked a bit daunting to draw.  However in January 2018 I decided to … Continue reading

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Time and Space

Here  – an erect rose There – bones of the exoskeleton encasing Centre Georges Pompidou Beyond – walls, roofs, spires (Notre Dame) and air Layers of time.  Forms in space.

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