Thank you for checking in, as I continue on this torturous journey of painting rocks. I’m forcing to do something that is so uncomfortable and a real challenge. Hard to wrap my mind around the shapes and colors of rocks and boulders.
Here is #5 of my studies, Riverbed Rocks – this oil pastel (4×6) is a snippet of a reference river scene on purpose, making sure that my concentration was on rocks and not too much else. Although the river bank reflections were fun to play with. Used gray tinted mi-teintes pastel paper and mainly Sennelier oil pastels, for the thin lines and edging clay shapers were used to push the OPs into crevices and corners.
Someone asked me if I’m using anything to help draw the rocks in these studies – my answer is no, no tracing or grids on purpose. I’m drawing what I see and shapes aren’t exact, but are rocks ever perfect without machines carving into them? The aspect of drawing is a good exercise to get comfortable with the sizes and shapes.
This is a real challenge, can’t imagine I have 10 more studies to go ~
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