The monthly challenge for wetcanvas oil pastel forum included a nocturnal scene. For this painting I let the oil pastels take me on their own journey from the sky structure, to the colors, and the barren landscape and what evolved became more interesting with each step of the process.
Mystery, an oil pastel (6×8), was painted on Mi-Teintes black pastel paper using mainly Senneliers and Holbeins OPs. This black tinted paper is kind of bland, so I layered/smeared on Senneliers black oil pastel as the first layer and then each subsequent color was blended into the deep, rich black OPs. I really enjoyed the process of painting this piece because of the range of tones that developed as the oil pastels were layered, the resulting colors were amazing.
Hope you enjoy Mystery and as always, thanks for stopping by ~