This month I’m hosting Wetcanvas’ Oil Pastel Monthly Challenge and one of the duties is to select reference images for the artists to use for their challenge painting. Did I mention that Wetcanvas has a fantastic reference library? It’s worth taking browsing if you are a member.
One of the photographs selected was a mid-summer water scene with a bank of trees and a boat. I’ve only painted one other boat, so I figure this would be a good challenge for me to practice (I see a theme emerging for a new 15-day challenge). The scene had lower light and was mostly green, but my vision was of a hot summer day so the sunlight was turned up and more yellow was infused throughout the scene.
The oil pastel is 11×8.5 on cream tinted Mi-Teintes pastel paper, using mainly Sennelier and Neopastel OPs.