Winter Guard, oil pastel


Here is another oil pastel winter scene that I’ve had my eye on painting for a while now.

The oil pastel (7×5) was painted on Mi-Teintes blue-gray tinted pastel paper.  Using my fingers, clay shapers and a razor blade was able to achieve this effect.

Hope you enjoy . . .

Winter Guard

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27 Responses to Winter Guard, oil pastel

  1. kerlund74 says:

    Such a wonderful painting! Amazing blue color, love it!

  2. castiblanc says:

    You are really good with the oil pastels. I have just started working with they. Could you give me an advice about how to use they?

    • Mary says:

      Hi Castiblanc, nice to meet you and thanks for the comments – much appreciated. Very exciting to meet someone that is looking to begin painting with OPs, they are a great medium. If you look under the drop down menu on my blog under “categories”, you’ll see a few posts about techniques, tools and oil pastels in general. Also if you want more details you might want to visit http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/channels.php?s=&channel_id=63 here you’ll find tremendous amount of information on using oil pastels – this is one of the original online artist communities that has a forum dedicated to oil pastels. Lots of challenges, technical library on tools and techniques, and studio where artists post their paintings. It’s a great site, I’m one of the Guides and would be pleased to have you join us.

  3. aFrankAngle says:

    Emphasizing blue is perfect for winter!

  4. Ah, this is beautiful, Mary!! :-)

  5. I like the little tree branches, Annie

  6. An excellent title! Elegant yet powerful.

  7. poppytump says:

    waiting …steadfast and true …
    Love these winter vignettes Mary .

  8. Craig says:

    Mary, these little six inch squares you are creating each contain a magical universe

    • Mary says:

      Craig always the encourager and much appreciated – can’t thank you enough. I realized through your words I put the wrong size in the writing, it’s really 7×5. I like these smaller sizes for winter scenes, can’t explain it but they appeal to me on a greater level – maybe more intimate and inviting? I don’t know ~

  9. meiro says:

    Beautiful…. so soothing.

    Warm regards,
    mei

  10. Doris says:

    Wow! this is so beautiful love it!

  11. Sharon K. says:

    Wonderful, Mary. Beautiful color and texture. Simple and dramatic :)

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