Months ago I began a WIP (work-in-progress) of a tulip oil pastel painting and for the longest time I ignored the painting as it sat unfinished. The excitement of painting this piece was gone, I suspect it was because I kept fighting with the brand of oil pastels (OPs) I was using, it wouldn’t go on easily.
So, the first of this year I made a commitment to finish this painting – only this time switched out the brand of OPs to Senneliers, which is buttery and handles pastel paper (Mi-Teintes) beautifully. Once I started painting, the OPs laid down smooth as silk and I fell in love with the piece calling it , Orange Tulips(oil pastel, 16×12).
If you could like to see the original thread of the initial WIP, please visit https://oilpastelsbymary.com/2013/07/30/wip-tulip-stems-oil-pastel/. Hope you enjoy ~