Elizabeth Melton Parsons


Blog Buddy Friday: Mary



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

Author: Elizabeth Melton Parsons

I'm a novelist, poet, and artist. I love books, nature, art, and gardening. I'm a rock hound and there's a photo of me with a cool fossil rock on my about page, I take a lot of nature pictures. The background here is one of mine. Unfortunately I recently lost my wonderful husband, but I'm grateful to have the blessing of two beautiful sons. elizabethmeltonparsons.wordpress.com is © Elizabeth Melton Parsons 2007-2018. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Elizabeth Melton Parsons with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

50 thoughts on “Blog Buddy Friday: Mary

  1. I love Mary’s artwork. I’m glad you introduced her on your great blog!
    Wish you a lovely weekend,

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  2. Thanks for introducing us to Mary, Elizabeth. Her artwork is really amazing.

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  3. Mary’s work is incredible. Thanks for the introduction to her blog, Elizabeth.

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  4. Hey Elizabeth! I like oil sticks which are similar. but basically oil paint in a stick so very messy!!!

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  5. Wow Elizabeth if this wasn’t the best surprise this morning! What a beautiful compliment – can’t tell you what it means to receive such a beautiful write-up. You’ve made my day ~ thank you the encouraging support is awesome here in the blogging world!

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  6. Gorgeous image! I love working with oil pastels!

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  7. Another talented artist! Her paintings are beautifully created and I enjoyed her seascape, landscape pieces. Thank you Mary and Elizabeth for this 🙂 Have a great weekend! Love, Iris

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  8. Mary’s work is wonderful! I am already a follower and a fan. It is not surprising that you would love Mary, and her art. She is lovely, and her art is fabulous! (Hmm, sounds like you!) Well, I guess it takes one to know one!
    Lovely post, and you really have a nice bunch of Blog Buddies! 🙂 Big Hug!

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  9. Hello Elizabeth!!! Its so wonderful to read your blog…after ages…it seems…and Mary’s work is absoultely awesome! 🙂

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  10. I have just looked at some of Mary’s drawings. They are wonderful! Thank-you so much for the introduction.

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  11. Amazing artworks!…Thanks for introducing us to Mary… 🙂

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  12. This is always thoughtful of you, to feature someone else on your post. I appreciate your description of Mary. I feel being blog buddies and friends connected through our writing is a very good outcome from blogging. I sometimes fall behind and must apologize for this bad habit. Thanks for visiting and reminding me I need to see more of Elizabeth!


    • I know, Robin. It’s the same with me. Not enough time to do it all. I had not been by your blog for a while and decided to drop in and see what you had been up too. I hate not being able to visit everyone as often as I’d like to. Thank you for taking the time to visit me. I appreciate it very much. hugs


  13. Thanks for the introduction to Mary and her lovely work. Hope you’re having a good week!

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