My latest painting provided one of those experiences that I’ve written about earlier – what I call the “Endorphin Rush,” https://oilpastelsbymary.com/2013/01/31/ever-feel-runners-high-when-youre-creating/. It hit while I was painting the first flower petal in this piece – can explain it, but I was definitely in the zone. I know you guys know what I mean.
Lily in the Dark, an oil pastel (12×9) was painted on Mi-Teintes black tinted pastel paper giving the piece underlying dark tones that I love with still life paintings and suited this painting perfectly. An objective I had with this piece was to use edges to define the piece.
Viacheslav, a photographer from pmp, provided an image used as a reference. The image was reversed, overall colors changed and dead leaves were added.