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Cindy Gillett
Enjoying the world of pastel painting!
Enjoying the world of pastel painting!

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Spring Canopy
Spring Canopy 6x8, oil on linen A little plein air painting in our neighborhood.  This time of year the flowering trees provide an explosion of color and a gorgeous canopy to walk under as we stroll the pathways that run throughout our neighborhood.  I coul...

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Jar of Peonies
Jar of Peonies 10x8, oil on panel I'm so glad spring is here! My peonies are going like gangbusters.  Even though they haven't bloomed yet, they're going to be abundant this year.  As soon as they appear, I'm sure I'll be setting up more still lifes to capt...

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My Studio
I absolutely love seeing the work areas and studios of other artists!  We learn from each other what works well and what doesn't.   If an artist works from a home studio, sometimes it starts in a corner of the room or dining room table (in my youth, it was ...

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Jan 2017 30 in 30 Challenge
It's always a bit "challenging" just remembering how to get all the images for the 30in30 into a collage.  PicMonkey is a website that allows a free trial to do such a thing.  I'm grateful for a program that does the heavy lifting for me!  Even though it's ...

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Lavender Sky - Pastel
Lavender Sky - Pastel 12x12, soft pastel Day 30 of 30....Lavender Sky is befitting of a final farewell to the 2017 Jan. 30in30!  Whew, I made it!  I'm ready for a short break. I hope you enjoyed them all, the good, the bad and the ugly.  Breaking into oil p...

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Love At First Sight
Love At First Sight 6x6, oil on board Day 29 of 30....Once again I found a really good reason to by a sweet treat at the grocery store.  After all, finding just the right prop is critical for a good painting.  It was all for the sake of art.  That's my stor...

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Along The Shoreline
Along The Shoreline 12x16, soft pastel Along The Shoreline is most likely my favorite painting during the January 30in30.  Unfortunately the photo doesn't really pick up the true blue and green colors in the water...I'm assuming it may be because of the str...

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Riffles 10x8, oil on board I actually painted this on Jan. 21st during a workshop conducted by Mark Davis of Boise.  The workshop was at Edward's Greenhouse which was a great environment for a mid-winter workshop.  We focused on painting water.  And, becaus...

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Dog Days Of Summer
Dog Days Of Summer 5x7, oil on panel Day 26 of 30 is a cute little scene.  It reminds me of the Oregon Coast trips we took with our dogs when they were still with us.  Running and playing on the beach was there very favorite thing to do!  I sure miss them!!!  

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Orange Crush
Orange Crush 6x6, oil on board I really love the feel of this scene and will probably tackle it in pastel too.  I've been having fun playing with texture by applying a primer on the board before I begin...but it backfired a bit in one area of the sky where ...
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