This week’s oil pastel word challenge was “Magenta.” I had so many images that sprang to mind, the most prominent featured fruit or a vegetable – the three were sweet cherries, eggplant or red cabbage. I chose red cabbage because it was so many variations of color mixes came to mind that magenta was a perfect accent color.
This time I chose a pastel paper that is Ochre stained because I wanted the warm glow to peek through the layers of oil pastels. I didn’t know how well this would work with thick layers, but I was pleasantly surprised to see it come through in all the right places.
The subject was a bit complicated, but I really enjoyed painting with such dark colors. Senneliers (a brand of oil pastels) was mainly used because they are as creamy as butter and I wanted really thick opaque application of OPs in certain places.