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Oil Stick Intro

It has been over seven years since I made my first oil stick. Since then, they have gone through a long series of tweaks and adjustments as I sought to make them more functional and attractive as well. Just recently, with the help of graphic designer Angela Stasio, I came up with a label and a logo for each stick. We used my favorite butterfly as our logo. It's called a Diana Fritillary, a rare butterfly found only in mountain regions of Appalachia. I used a male butterfly as my model as the two genders of this dramatic butterfly are very different in appearance. The last few years have also been spent learning how to paint with these sticks. Lately it seems to be coming together for me as I have a better vision of what I want my paintings to look like. These oil sticks are very versatile and my artist customers use them in a variety of ways to create a diverse range of styles. It's been very exciting for me to see what fellow artists are coming up with! It has also been thrilling to connect with artists from all over the globe from Tennessee to Tasmania to Qatar and Australia! I can honestly say my oil sticks have traveled the world! I hope you will consider giving them a try!

Getting Started Set

Getting Started Collection   •   $75

This collection of 16 Oil Sticks is a great way to start your journey. I've assembled this collection to help get you up and going quickly, and there are some super colors in this collection that will add new depth and life to your paintings. If you're new to Oil Sticks, this is a great place to start.

New Horizons Set

New Horizons Collection   •   $150

If you're ready to take the plunge into this incredible medium, my New Horizons Collection is made just for you. This set of 35 Oil Sticks in an array of color that can only be described as potent and luscious, is just waiting for you to jump in and start creating rich immersive paintings. This collection will give you a solid foundation of color to work with.

Signature Set

Signature Collection   •   $250

For those who - want it all - the Paul deMarrais Signature Collection was made just for you. All 50 of my latest colors - an incredible assortment of richness sure to take your paintings to the next level. You won't believe how fun these are to use! With this collection you'll have the entire spectrum of color at your fingertips.

Sale on Select Paintings!

October Trail - oil   •   $600
16 x 20 image, 20 x 24 framed

I love this big field near Mosheim, Tenn. In the fall green gives way to a variety of unusual pinks, golds and violets. A Marsh Hawk is often cruising the field and the place is heavy with the wonderful atmosphere of fall.

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Crystal Clear - oil   •   $600
16 x 20 image, 20 x 24 framed

This is from Surgoinsville Park in Surgoinsville Tenn. This is as pretty a park as you will find anywhere. In fall, the humidity is low and the sky and reflections in the Holston River are pristine and peaceful with a complete palette of autumn colors complimenting the cool blues of the river.

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Calm Before Winter   •   $800
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This oil stick painting is done from a favorite spot of mine, a park along the Holston River in Surgoinsville, Tennessee. Everyone seems to love the blazing colors at the peak of autumn, but my favorite time is later in the season. Along the river, you commonly will see less colorful trees like Sycamore and Box Elder with their more subtle tones of rust, browns and gold. As fall nears its conclusion, there is a quiet period before the cold moves in. I'll see calm partly cloudy days like this one with barely a ripple showing in the water. THese are the golden days for painting reflections and I try to take full advantage of them. I've painted this park many times. Each day is different with moods determined by the sun, sky and water. Just being in such a place raises my spirits as well!

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Evening, Newland Farm   •   $250
11 x 14 - Artist Dream Permanent Oil Crayon Painting

This farm is about a mile from my home and I am sure to pass it every day. It's been in the Newland family for over a century. In the spring this field is carpeted with buttercups. In summer it turns from yellow green to a golden tone that lights up in the evening. This rim lighting effect is the subject of this painting done with my primary set of Artist Dream Permanent Oil Crayons.

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Dream Stream   •   $250
11 x 14 - Artist Dream Permanent Oil Crayon Painting

I visit this spot every day and it is more and more ingrained into my memory. The sound of the water is very soothing. A huge storm enlarged the pools beneath the little falls last year and made the place even more beautiful as a painting subject. I've painted it many times but am certain to paint it many more. It's a special place for me.

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