There are about 30 hardboards waiting for me to sand and gesso before I can paint on them. In the meantime I decided to try out a black tinted card stock paper that feels much drier than Mi-Teintes that I normally use for oil pastels – it soaked up the OPs.
This oil pastel (11 x 8.5) is a sunset taken from one of Oregon’s beaches. I was attracted to paint the scene because of the how the light from the sunset drenched cloud bank – served as a brilliant backdrop for the ocean setting. Used mostly Sennelier and Neopastel oil pastels, as they handled the drier surface better than Holbeins. I rarely paint scenes with sun rays because you can’t glaze the OPs over painted areas (unless it’s a dried underpainting) and when you spread the OPs for the rays it can create a bit of a muddy look. Today though was for the pure fun of painting this scene.
Hope all your sunsets bring you joy ~ welcome to the Oregon Coast.
My hands were a little shaky taking the photograph, so it’s not as crisp as I’d like – but you get the idea!
Reference image was from Dorothy Jensen from pmp, a fantastic artist and photographer.
Absolutely beautiful, Mary!
Thanks so much Patrick. I haven’t visited the painting in a while, nice to go back and see the sunset scene again.
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Thank you for sharing Shaun ~
EvaPoetX reblogged your exquisite Oregon sinset, and I just had to say how relaxed and calm I feel having experienced it! Thank you for sharing your remarkable talent and gift with us! ❤
Thank you for your lovely comment Ron, I really appreciate it. Nice to meet you and thank you for visiting.
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Mary is such a talented artist! People who paint like this need to be recognized! Drop her a “like” and/or a comment. And don’t hesitate to take a look at her other beautiful nature paintings! 🙂
Thank you for your lovely comment Eva – very nice surprise and one I really appreciate. have a beautiful evening.
You’re welcome! You’ll always have my support. ❤
Thank you Eva!
I hope you have a lovely evening too!
Thank you very much Eunice!
You are so talented do you do YOUTUBE Videos by any chance?
You are way too kind Eunice, than you very much! I’m afraid that making a YouTube is way beyond my IT capabilities – have no idea how to do it. Actually running this blog is about it for me, and have surprised myself that I don’t have more problems than what I have with it. Thanks again, I really appreciate the compliment!
Well I see you could be a super star 🙂
Thank you Eunice –
This is brilliant dear Mary! ❤️
Thanks my friend, Violet!
The that comes to my mind? …. it’s ….. Radiant.
Thank you Frank for your lovely comment!
Mary, your Oregon Coast is vibrant and beautiful! Stunning.
Thank you Marylin, just wanted to wake up the senses a bit. So glad you enjoyed it.
Your sunset does bring joy:)
Thank you Elena for your nice comment!
Beautiful sunset Mary, love the values here, my favorite part is the ocean with the reflection, now that spot is absolutely perfect! Over all it put me into a mellow mood and made me start dreaming just as I would if I would watch the sunset over a real ocean!
Thank you very much Eva for your nice and generous comments – I’m so glad that the painting puts you in a different frame of mind. Have a beautiful week.
Absolutely gorgeous. Mary! I love it.
Thank you Jackie for your lovely comment!
30 Hardboards to prepare; that’s a major job, surely?
Thanks, yes (actually have more like 45, but whose counting). It’s takes several days – have to sand the boards, then apply two coats or Gesso to all sides, and finally two coats of clear gesso (for the grit, gives a nice tooth to the surface). I never look forward to this time, it seems very unproductive.
Fabulous, Mary! I could live with that 🙂
Thanks Jo, really appreciate it!
Very pleasing result you got with this.
Thank you so much!
Stunning in every way! I love it.
Thank you Dorann for your beautiful comment! Enjoy your weekend ~
Isn’t that a great sunburst split by the cloud … like a theatrical floodlight spectacle !
Gorgeous colours Mary .
Thanks Poppy – such a great description, love how you craft your words. Have a great weekend!
So cool Mary! Love the contrast the paper provided making the sunset colors pop. I especially love the reflections in the water near the shore. Your ocean colors are spot on!
Thank you Rhonda, such a lovely compliment coming from the master of sunsets! Thanks again ~ have a wonderful weekend.
Thanks Mary, but I’m in no way a master at anything!!! Hugs and Blessings~
Mary, Mary, this is absolutely gorgeous, maybe because I love sunsets!
Thank you so much Lulu! I’m so happy that you enjoyed the scene.
Beautiful, Mary! Colours shining and such a treat!
Thanks Ann-Christine – glad you enjoyed the painting. Have a lovely weekend!
You too! Then Monday morning – back to work after summer…
Time went by so fast this year, or at least it seemed too – sure we’ll be seeing the photographs as you pull away from your beautiful scenery.
We on the east coast are so accustomed to seeing the sun set over land….thanks for the treat of seeing it over the sea!
Thanks Cynthia – when I lived in San Francisco our office faced the Golden Gate Bridge and most evenings we witnessed the most spectacular sunsets ever. Never had a camera with me, so I missed taking photographs. Glad you enjoyed this quick piece – hardboards are still waiting to be prepared.
Very spectacular! Well done, Mary! 🙂
Thank you Marina so much! Have a lovely weekend ~
Oh wow. Beautiful 🙂
Nice to meet you! Thank you for your lovely comment!