For the longest time an empty wall in my home has been (patiently, lol) waiting for me to fill. I knew it would be a floral, but flowers are a subject I’m still getting comfortable painting. Finally I think there is a piece that has found its home.
My latest oil pastel, Callas Trumpeting (14×11) was painted on Mi-Teintes black pastel paper. It’s always a challenge to get lighter values to glow with black as the background (in this case, the flowers) so scrubbing the first thin layer of OPs into the paper provided enough coverage that the oil pastels worked their magic and made the petals come alive.
Hope you have a great weekend, here is Callas Trumpeting ~
A reference image taken by Viacheslav, incredible photographer with pmp was the inspiration for this piece.