Oh wow, Day 15 finally arrived! Only my 15 days are unlike any calendar I know – oh well, thank you for sticking with the project I learned a lot and hopefully will be able to carry some of the lessons forward in future paintings. I plan to do a post showing all 15 paintings.
This oil pastel (11×9) was painted on gray-tinted Mi-Teintes pastel paper. The painting took several days to complete, because I had to let the oil pastels setup over night to build the tree textures. I was surprised that the texture of the paper surface held up under the many layers of OPs this and by letting the painting rest overnight (the surface will harden just a bit) allowing more layers of the paint.
When I lived in San Francisco many years ago, I’d go down to Carmel a lot so when I saw a reference photograph of this special place from Kathy Paulus of pmp – I knew that this scene would be my Day 15 for the tree study.
Thank you for sticking with this project ~