I’ve wanted to paint these Callas and blue bowl for a while now, and after some loose flower arrangements it was really nice doing a tight piece.
This oil pastel (8×10) painted on Mi-Teintes black tinted pastel paper. Working with black pastel paper can be great for obtaining an overall dark undertone to a painting, but it’s a great challenge to cover the black if trying to lay down light colors (in this case, cream and yellows) – a real struggle to get decent coverage. I did let the painting setup over night, and was able to lay down more layers for the center of the callas. With this brand of pastel paper, it won’t take a wet medium (i.e. watercolor, gouache, or acrylic) for a underpainting – so you’re stuck with what you can manage with the oil pastels. Senneliers, neopastels and Holbeins brands were used.
Hope you have a wonderful evening.