One of the words for last weeks’ Oil Pastel Weekly Challenge on WetCanvas was ‘red.’ What a great word because there are so many subjects that one could use to paint.
I guess I took the easy way out and went right to the apple. An apple was chosen because I wanted to explore a variety of color mixes for red, use multi-colored highlights, and give the object a shiny appearance. I wasn’t concerned with the surface, so this piece was painted on a gray pastel paper.
Here is my first apple painted in oil pastels (6×6). Hope you enjoy!
I love the shine on the apple.
Great work !
Hi Petronette, nice to see you again, hope the temps are starting to get warm where you are! Thank you very much for your feedback!!
I love how you challenge your artistry by trying different subjects. This looks good enough to eat.
Thank you Emily – I’ve got to challenge to keep growing in technique and subject matter. I want to paint one still life or flower each week, besides a normal landscape/seascape and my Thursday drawings. I’m actually enjoying working on the different subject matter these last couple of weeks.
You are amazing – you do paint so much and I know it takes such time and creation. I am duly impressed.
Well some of this is the Gemini in me, I constantly have to explore. I know you understand, but that’s a good thing – I’ll never get bored. But on a serious note I love painting these different subjects, it’s a lot of fun and really makes me stretch. Thank you –
You do make me smile. Love how we are always exploring and keeping the mind engaged. Yeah Gemini’s !
Schöne Farben vom Apfel wünsche einen schönen Tag.Grüße lieb Gislinde
Thank you very much, I really appreciate your comment on the colors! Nice to meet you ~
It’s lovely Mary. Reds can be so difficult! Love the crooked stem:)
Hi Elena, thank you – I know what you mean about those tough reds! I’ve gone back in and played with the crooked stem some, it looked too thick and tall. Thank you!!
really good …now I will eat an apple 😉
Hi Doris – thanks and yes I had mine too!
Totally irresistible Mary! I’ve taken a bite and turned it back again 😉
Ha – you are so funny Poppy! Thanks very much. Hey just wanted to let you know that your post went into spam.
😦 That’s a first for me as far as I know .
Such strange things are happening Mary in WP . Anyway thankyou for ‘unspamming moi’ 😉
I love how you processed it to look like it is a Polaroid…most fitting.
Hi Laurie, thank you. You know I’m not sure how this border got on the image, the same thing happened on my previous post as well. I’ll have to go back and see if I’ve changed a setting on WordPress. I do appreciate hearing from you ~
Beautiful works!!! Color variation and it’s highlights, Awesome!!!
Thank you Rexlin, much appreciated! Your comments make my morning – thanks.
it appears that your apple is a hit! add my name to the yays!
Hey Z, who knew an apple would hold that much appeal! Thank you very much ~
Another favorite of mine (maybe I just like fruit). (Probably comes from a Caravaggio painting, but it’s sometimes so hard to see in those pockets of dark.)
Hi Ariel Prospero, thank you so much – it’s very nice to receive your comment. I had a lot of fun experimenting with a multitude of colors for this piece. I’m so glad you like the painting.
I could eat it right away.! Lovely shine and sensitively made…
Your so funny – thanks, we are having it tonight as a snack. Such lovely comments, much appreciated.
I enjoy it very much, Mary! 🙂
Thank you Francesca, I really appreciate receiving your comment!
And this is your first one? Amazing work! I know nothing about oil pastels, but all the variation and highlighting can’t ‘just’ happen. I imagine this taking a long while. I admire your continued activity in trying new things, an example I hope to emulate. Thank you Mary for sharing, this is awesome work.
Thank you Scott, surprising this painting didn’t take as long as some. I studied the colors beforehand and got a good feel for where I wanted to take this piece, glad you enjoyed it. My next is going to be a stretch so we’ll see where it goes. In the end I’m hoping all this experimenting gets me to where I think I’m going – just hope it doesn’t backfire, but I’m Gemini. I mention that because the diversity keeps my creativity and energy flow both on a high charge.
Thank you!! Means a lot to receive your comment.
Love how you paint 🙂
Love it! You do beautiful work! and it made me hungry for an apple too! 🙂
Ha Kathy, you make me smile – it’s ours for this evening. Thank you so much, glad you like the painting.
Looks juicy! Beautiful oil pastels, Mary!
Hi Marina, thank you – we are eating the fruit this evening! I always appreciate your kind words – thanks!
Love the textures and depth!
Hi Cyndi, thank you so much – this piece of fruit was a lot of fun to paint!