This photo is representational only and is not one of Mary’s.
Today I’d like to introduce you to another one of my favorite blogging artists, Mary over at Oil Pastels By Mary. I’m sorry I don’t have a photo of Mary to share. You will just have to imagine her as I do–beautiful, perky, with sparkling eyes shining with an artist’s passion. ;)
Mary is a new, self taught artist and her work is phenomenal. Landscapes, seascapes, portraits, they’re all sensational. My favorites are the seascapes, although I’m always amazed by her portrait sketches. Most especially impressive are the elderly faces she does. You can see the passing of years on those faces and each one has a different story to tell.
In Mary’s own words: “In 2011 I tried oil pastels (OPs) and was immediately sold on this medium. Except for underpaintings, my pieces are exclusively painted with oil pastels. I enjoy the challenge of layering paint to expose rich color and values, and moving and manipulating OPs around the painting surface – it’s all very fascinating to me.”….Mary
When you have time to truly peruse her magnificent pieces, hop on over to Oil Pastels By Mary and enjoy!
Painting above: By Frederick Judd Waugh and is in the public domain