A challenge on Wetcanvas for oil pastels was a field with hay bales. I haven’t had an opportunity to paint hay before, so I figured why not give it a try.
This oil pastel (9×12) was painted on Mi-Teintes pastel paper that was tinted Cad. Yellow, which looked more like a bright orange. My plan was to give the scene a warm atmosphere so the paper peeked through in various places lending to the warmer scene that I was looking for. The foreground grasses were scraped down several times with a straight edge razor to get more texture. Mid-range Magenta, purple and cobalt were used to break up the green, but if I had more guts I would have really gone wild with more evidence of the color – for now they are more subtle than anything else. The photograph doesn’t show the deeper oranges and burnt sienna’s – hopefully you get the idea.
It was an interesting scene to paint. Thanks for looking ~