Today’s tree study is a pair of pine trees in our backyard, while a small space it’s packed with a large variety of Holly shrubs and Photenia. The previous owners had a real love for planting trees and shrubs, beautiful they may be they’re a lot of work. Notice no branches on the lower part of the trees, as these pines grow taller the lower branches loose their needles and eventually the branches fall off. Every so often you’ll find a hawk out at the hanging out on the top branches looking for its next prey.
This oil pastel (7×5) was painted on Mi-Teintes cream tinted pastel paper, using mostly Senneliers and neopastels. As the temperatures warm up around here the harder it is to control oil pastels, they melt easily in my hands – a little greasy, but fun. Used mostly the OPs stick itself, clay shapers and my fingers to move the paint around.
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