Aspens in the Fall are spectacular showing-off with thin, tall, white trunks and their colorful foliage – it’s usually a stop and take it all in kind of moment when you spot one.
Today’s tree challenge is devoted to Aspens and wanting this one to pop I opted for a dark forest as the background letting the brilliance of this specimen stands out.
The oil pastel (7×5) was painted on Mi-Teintes black pastel paper, blending material were clay shapers, razor blades and my fingers (oh so messy!). Wanted to keep the leaves in their roundish shape I choose to use Pointillism style. I’ve not tried this before and I found the technique interesting using sticky oil pastels and while most of the dots are still visible, I had some difficulty in applying the lightest value for highlights on the foliage – will have to remember to leave spaces void of OPs to allows for the last stage of application.
Hope you enjoy a touch of Fall ~