Forest Sounds, oil pastel

Last week I posted Forest Sounds as a study, after some thought on the composition, colors and values I  went back to the scene and painted it again.

Today’s version shows a darker forest to illustrate one of those winter days that is cold and dark.  Interesting, right?  In Maine there are more overcast days, especially in the winter, than sunny days – it was very cold and lots of ice (at least by the coast)!  For this oil pastel (7×5) I used Mi-Teintes black pastel paper which was perfect for creating the kind of atmosphere I was envisioning.

Forest Sounds

Thank you to John Robinson, a wonderful photographer in the UK and member of pmp, for a wonderful reference image that became the inspiration for this painting.

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19 Responses to Forest Sounds, oil pastel

  1. Fantastic Mary, it puts the viewer right into the scene. Love it!

  2. This is really really nice Mary.

  3. ArtbyLinz says:

    Beautiful Mary 🙂

  4. poppytump says:

    I totally recognise your Winter’s ‘atmosphere’ here Mary .. Lovely depth in those colours .
    There’s something about a walk in a forest of snow … sound seems to disappear …

    • Mary says:

      Thanks Poppy – glad you noticed the depth it was exactly what I was trying for! Your comments made me think of our time in Maine, we would hear our boots crunching across the snow as we trudged through the white stuff.

  5. Sharon K. says:

    Oh, lovely winter! Well done, Mary! 🙂

  6. Mary, love this forest green color you chose…stunning.

  7. Awww, what a beautiful winter scene, Mary!! 🙂 xx

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