After such a cold week, with so much sleet and ice – the ground looks like it is coated with snow. Well why not celebrate having a “white” December in Texas.
Here is Snowy Field, an oil pastel (7×5) painted on Mi-Teintes Pastel Paper – cream tint using mostly Senneliers, Holbeins and a few Neopastels. I used a clay shaper to spread the oil pastels today, since it is so cold out – this helps a lot.
I’m still not satisfied that my scenes illustrate volumes of snow and snow banks, so tomorrow I will try again. I’m working my values, but it may be that the majority of my colors are the same value and that is problem the crux of my problem is getting the volume to show. I’ll take a B&W photograph of this painting and see if that reveals something to me.
Hope you are enjoying your day . . .