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Posts by: cristelmd

Work in Progress – Ballerina in Repose (Day 1 and 2)

Work in Progress – Ballerina in Repose (Day 1 and 2)

by Now that I am back in Thailand and able to join the gang at Attic Studios again, I decided to challenge myself to a different medium than pastels. So I grabbed a canvas, spent some time thinking on what I wanted to paint and decided to go with oil paints. I haven’t painted with oils since March 2012, so…

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‘Glimpses’ Exhibition – 07 November 2014

by 07 November 2014, 19:00 Hrs until late – Opening First Friday Exhibition ‘Glimpses’ Join us this November’s First Friday for a good cause and joint exhibition, showcasing beautiful works in a variety of media from local and international artists, including pastels by Cristel Mol-Dellepoort, photography by Brad Mol, paintings by Elsie Evans, pottery by Claude Brock to name a few. This month, Attic Studio‘s First Friday is…

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SPS Juried Online Exhibition – September 2014

by It is my pleasure to I announce that my pastel painting, Red-eyed Tree Frog on Seed Pod, was accepted into the Southeastern Pastel Society‘s 2014 Online Juried Show. To view all the beautiful artwork that was selected to participate in this year’s Juried Show, please click here. In total 64 works of art were accepted, ranging from portraits, animals, landscapes to still…

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We’re all a little mental sometimes…

We’re all a little mental sometimes…

by A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of having my teenage niece and nephew stay with me for a week (along with their little 4-year-old sister and mom and dad), and it reminded me of the busy, cheerful house my sisters and I grew up in. There was always activity, people everywhere, and if you needed someone to talk…

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Trading Cattle wins 3rd prize in Photo Competition!

Trading Cattle wins 3rd prize in Photo Competition!

by Our trip to Vietnam… When, this spring, Brad and I went to Vietnam, I did not expect it would result in winning a 3rd place in any photography competition at all. It was a small group trip with 3 other, pretty ‘serious’ and well-respected, photographers; Brad, Rob Collins and Michel LeFebvre, and then there was me. We spent about 9…

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Work in progress – Pelican’s Gaze (day 2)

Work in progress – Pelican’s Gaze (day 2)

by Pleased with how my colour study came out, and now that my 32″ x 40″ paper is securely mounted to the easel, it is a new day and time to get cracking on the real deal. Day 2. Overcoming Blank-Canvas Anxiety with Air Guitar. Isn’t it the hardest to make that first mark on that virgin canvas? I always have a…

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Work in progress – Pelican’s Gaze (day 1)

Work in progress – Pelican’s Gaze (day 1)

by Since we’ve arrived back in the Low Country of South Carolina (Fripp Island, to be precise), I just love being surrounded by the marsh landscape. The marsh, the sea and the countryside here is just teeming with life. Crabs, fish, dolphins and of course birdlife galore. Wading birds like the little sandpipers that run all over the beach, resident…

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Born or bred to be an artist?

Born or bred to be an artist?

by Recently I read a BBC article about how artists’ brains are actually structurally different, compared with non-artists’ brains. Participants’ brain scans (full research report here) revealed that artists had increased neural matter in areas relating to fine motor movements and visual imagery. But the authors reported that training and environmental upbringing also play crucial roles in their ability. As in many…

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Work in progress – The Gion house with pine tree…

Work in progress – The Gion house with pine tree…

by As my previous (and first) post mentioned, I’ve started a new pastel. This one is a bit of a departure from my normal work method. You see, normally I draw my pastel paintings first, and work quite precise. This is especially true for my animal paintings (my frogs and birds for example). However, I’ve been watching some Youtube videos…

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