Fall is a great season for brilliant colors and seeing that I have little practice, I figured that Day 13 would be devoted to Fall colors highlighting a Maple Tree.
This oil pastel measures at 9×6 and was painted on cream tinted Mi-Teintes pastel paper. Using mostly Senneliers and Neopastels, although Holbeins Sap Green, Indigo Blue and Magenta came in real handy for the super darks. Oh my, we are having a storm and I needed to get offline, but I wanted to post this for today and just noticed a dark area that is standing out too much. I’ll fix it tomorrow, but in the meantime I’m calling it a day for this challenge.
I used a reference photograph of a Maple tree from pmp, with the sky and background from my imagination – the tree needed a scene that showcased the tree. Don’t you agree?
The painting subject came on the recommendation from my blogging friend, Cynthia Jobin who has a great blog http://littleoldladywho.net/. Cynthia is a writer, poems are her forte (the writing is awesome), she also has art in her blood – she’s a retired teacher of the arts. I have a great deal of respect for Cynthia (check out July 13, 2013 you’ll understand a little more about this remarkable woman). So Cynthia, my friend, this one is for you ~