Happy New Year everyone!! So happy to be back at it . . . I’m looking forward to catching up on your blog postings. During the break I did a little painting, drawing, researched art techniques, and learned how to bake bread (on my 8th loaf, getting there and love the process). It was good to be away – I feel refreshed and ready to go.
A little painting I did over the break, was this 7×5 winter scene I call, Snowy Hillside. I used artist canvas board as the surface and mostly Sennelier Oil Pastels (these sticks are greasy and buttery, just like painting with lipstick). I started with a reference image, then reversed the image – added a few trees, a stream and well, kind of injected a different atmosphere to the scene.
Hope you enjoy . . . those in the US who are getting hit with a snow storm, you probably don’t need any reminder of how cold it is out there.
The reference image was taken by Vanessa Cooper, a photographer with pmp.