A little something I’ve been working on this week. It actually started out as a lily pond, and once the acrylic underpainting was done – well that put an end to that idea lol!
I came across a sunset that I thought oil pastels would be the perfect medium. What happened to my underpainting? Well it actually fit this scene better than my original plan, so along came “Dream.” I did something that I rarely do, I used black in the foreground – along with magenta and vandyke brown. Many artists feel is not appropriate and will mix colors to get dark, I agree – in this case I wanted a really dark foreground so the back hills would recede.
Hope you enjoy – the oil pastel painting is an 10×8.
The reference image was from Craig C. Johnson, photographer from pmp.