no. 100 & manet master copy

Marian ParsonsArt, Artistic Endeavors, Oil Painting56 Comments

In case you don’t follow me on Instagram (or you missed it), I wanted to share that I finished number 100 of my #100oilstills series!  It’s pretty amazing to think that I have painted over 200 oil paintings in the last year, especially since it’s just a side hobby. And, I was so pleased that number 100 turned out as … Read More

one year of oil painting

Marian ParsonsArt, Artistic Endeavors, Oil Painting38 Comments

I really wanted to write this post on the one-year anniversary, but I was in Italy on that date and have been posting mostly about my trip, so I missed the boat.  I really didn’t want to let this milestone pass without a post about it, so better late than never.   After about a year of dabbling with watercolors and … Read More

RAFA & Oil Paintings

Marian ParsonsArt, Artistic Endeavors, Oil Painting25 Comments

The last couple of days have been busy with birthday parties, Mayo Clinic visits, house keeping, and back to school shopping, so I haven’t had much time for home projects or for posting here on the blog!  I thought I would pop in, though, just to give an update on my oil painting. I started oil painting last September and … Read More

100 oil stills | no 1-20

Marian ParsonsArt, Artistic Endeavors, Oil Painting21 Comments

If you follow my on Instagram, you know I have started my next art challenge!  I am much more focused when I have a challenge before me, so when the 100 meadows project ended, I needed a new one.  I initially thought I would paint faces/portraits, but I realized I would be painting off of photographs again and, after painting … Read More

100 meadows project | 81-100

Marian ParsonsArt, Artistic Endeavors, Oil Painting33 Comments

Well, the 100 meadows project has come to an end!  When I first started, I didn’t think there was any way I would make it to 100.  It’s not that I doubted my ability to discipline myself to do it, but I know that I can be easily distracted by other things that are more interesting or exciting to me … Read More