One of my goals for this year is to paint more flowers, so I wanted to break-in with a small piece. Not to worry though, at the request of a few there are a couple more snow paintings coming that will close out the winter of 2013-14.
The latest oil pastel (6×4) is of a weed, really have no idea the name of the specimen, painted in a looser style. The surface for this painting was a Mi-Teintes pastel tinted gray paper using mainly Senneliers and NeoPastels oil pastels. This brand of paper handles Senneliers so well it’s very easy to manipulate and spread the paint around the surface, and blending develops some gorgeous color notes. The fine lines were achieved by using clay shapers pulling the oil pastels across the surface.
Here is my first flower of the 2014 season – okay if I call it a flower even though it’s a weed, right?
The reference image used was from Viacheslav a wonderful photographer from pmp.