Caught cheatin' again with oils!

"Dahlia Repose" 12x12" Oil

"Old Sellwood" 9x12" Oil
Painted in Craig Srebnik's Street Scenes' workshop

"Slope and Line" 6x8" Oil

"The Gates of ESCO" 12x9" Oil

It's official! I've fallen in love with oil painting all over again! I am wholeheartedly enjoying the challenge of learning as much as I can in what time I have available to devote to my art. My all time favorite is still soft pastel, so if you are wondering if I have abandoned them, the answer is no, I haven't.  There is currently a pastel commission on the easel and many more works to be created in pastel that rest impatiently in my mind. I am finding that working with each medium offers different methods and results, and that my pastel work has definitely influenced my work with oils. I believe this will be reciprocal as I move along in my painting journey.  As for now, I am going to post a few of my more recent pieces that I have created in oils.

Starting on Friday Aug 31st, I will be participating in the Pacific Northwest Plein Air 2012 event in Hood River.  Thirty five juried artists will be painting the region over the course of 4 days.  Non-stop painting in this great location is one of my favorite events of the year.  Come join us at the reception this Sept 7th at the Columbia Arts Center in Hood River at 5pm.  Hope to see you there....

So I'll see you next week at the same bat time, same bat channel for another round of artwork.

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Blogger Casey Klahn said...

Four very wonderful oils - I hear your enthusiasm and it shows.

8/30/12, 5:49 AM  
Blogger Brenda Boylan said...

Thanks Casey. I know youve been cheating on your dust friends too and hope yiu are discovering much

8/30/12, 8:21 AM  
Blogger Celeste Bergin said...

well....I hardly think of this as "cheating" as the greatest painters were/are "bilingual". Seems to me that you can do anything--! GREAT paintings!

8/30/12, 9:25 AM  
Blogger Nancy Goldman said...

These are beautiful. When I opened the link I was looking intently at the top one wondering how you got the pastels to look so much like oil. Then I read the caption.
I love to flit from one medium to another. It keeps the creative juices flowing.
Your paintings in both mediums are equally beautiful. I look forward to seeing more of both.

9/1/12, 6:50 AM  
Blogger Donna T said...

Wow! Impressive work, Brenda!

9/5/12, 5:03 AM  
Blogger Brenda Boylan said...

Hi Celeste,
Thanks for your enthusiastic support my friend! Well, I guess the medium is the vehicle in this case, eh? Perhaps mixing it up is just what we need every so often. :)

Hi Nancy! Thanks for your kind comment on my oil work. I guess they do look somewhat similar in look but there is barely any similarity in medium...gooey, mixing, longer to dry etc.

Hi Donna. Thanks bunches!

9/5/12, 11:27 AM  
Blogger Diana Moses Botkin said...

Lovely paintings, all, Brenda. I enjoyed seeing you again at the Hood River paint out.

9/13/12, 3:21 PM  

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