As our unusually cold temperatures dipped into the low 20’s (had frozen pipes yesterday) I’m thinking it’s time to post my last winter scene of the season and move onto warmer subjects.
The last winter painting of the season is an oil pastel (8×10) painted on a gessoed prepared hardboard. I’m not one to paint animals but I thought why not give sheep a try in a snow scene. Most of the oil pastels used were Holbeins (layer on hardboard beautifully), neopastels and a few Senneliers.
The scene was inspired by a summer photograph of sheep grazing on a hillside (Roy Simmons was the photographer of pmp). When I first saw the image I imagined a snow scene so I went about recreating a warm winter scene, as well as adding a few trees here and there.
Hope everyone stays warm . . . enjoy!