After a weekend of working in the gardens and painting outdoor furniture I got a new perspective of a painting that I was struggling with last week and finished it this morning.
Golden Hillside, an oil pastel (11×14) was painted on a gesso prepared hardboard using mainly Holbeins, Neopastels and Sennelier oil pastels – most blending was done with my fingers and foam insulation. An acrylic underpainting was done first, I think the values of the colors choosen fro the UP were too high and my gut tells me that was probably what gave me so much angst in working in the sunset colors with the OPs. My goal with this piece was to capture golden colors hitting the hillside just as the sun was setting.
Hope you enjoy your sunsets, they are a time to treasure ~
A reference image from Leona Fraser of pmp was used for inspiration.