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This is McDonald’s! I’m going to draw this peony as an homage to my dear late aunt, Missionary Dellora Barton. I did remember to give her flowers while she was alive to enjoy them.

This is McDonald’s! I’m going to draw this peony as an homage to my dear late aunt, Missionary Dellora Barton. I did remember to give her flowers while she was alive to enjoy them.

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Got a postcard sketch in last night before bed. Used Pentel oil pastels and Cray-Pas Expressionist because Pentel didn’t have a red that I liked. Now that it’s impossible to find Mungyo Gallery oil pastels locally in Oklahoma City - I now have to order them online because Hobby Lobby has stopped carrying them - I feel like I have to be more frugal with them, so I’ve gone back temporarily to using my harder pastels. The good thing about these smaller pieces is that they don’t wear as much on my attention span.

Got a postcard sketch in last night before bed. Used Pentel oil pastels and Cray-Pas Expressionist because Pentel didn’t have a red that I liked. Now that it’s impossible to find Mungyo Gallery oil pastels locally in Oklahoma City - I now have to order them online because Hobby Lobby has stopped carrying them - I feel like I have to be more frugal with them, so I’ve gone back temporarily to using my harder pastels. The good thing about these smaller pieces is that they don’t wear as much on my attention span.

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Tulip 2012

This a more sophisticated, slightly less stylized version of the imaginary tulips I envisioned as a teenager and recreated last year:

As you can see, I couldn’t stick with just three bulbs. I needed a fourth for balance. Changed the orange one to a two-toned one and made them all different varieties. I think the new drawing is a more interesting drawing, and it’s a complete figment of my imagination. I used the Gallerys again for the 2012 version.

Oil pastels. I love them. Now that I know how to manipulate them, I love their richness and vibrancy - if not their messiness. DO NOT work with them over beige carpeting.

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I need to license my art for greeting cards! A little Monday afternoon whimsy, so I can say I was productive today!
If I have to be disappointed in my Mungyo Gallery Artist oil pastels, it’s for the fact that their blues suck. But they are not alone. None of the cheaper oil pastel sets have a good sky blue color. So disappointing! The best blues I’ve found thus far are with the Pentel set, but they are so hard texture-wise, and I’ve been spoiled by the lipstick-smooth Korean pastels! Greens are decent, but my blue flowers suffer. There has got to be another way…

I need to license my art for greeting cards! A little Monday afternoon whimsy, so I can say I was productive today!

If I have to be disappointed in my Mungyo Gallery Artist oil pastels, it’s for the fact that their blues suck. But they are not alone. None of the cheaper oil pastel sets have a good sky blue color. So disappointing! The best blues I’ve found thus far are with the Pentel set, but they are so hard texture-wise, and I’ve been spoiled by the lipstick-smooth Korean pastels! Greens are decent, but my blue flowers suffer. There has got to be another way…

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