This scene said, “it’s the Destination.” You know a place that one would hike just to see the valley below and feel the breeze from above – a peaceful destination. The place had a wonderful to it that I knew would be relaxing and fun to paint.
Hot days tend to give oil pastelists a bit of a challenge, because the paints have a way of melting in your hands. So for me this time of year tends to be a bit of re-learning on how to manage slippery oil pastel sticks and lay down the OPs in a way that won’t fill in the surface texture too early in the process. Hope you enjoy!
Reference image was from a wonderful photographer, Liz Elsworth from pmp.