Slanted Rocks is #7 in my personal challenge of studying rocks/boulders.
The oil pastel is 5×7 painted on beige Mi-Teintes Pastel Paper – using mainly Senneliers and Neopastels. I wanted something complex and challenging, exactly what I got with this painting. Love the close-up of slanted sharp-edged rocks, the water dripping down and swirling around the bottom all interesting elements.
Have a beautiful weekend – I’m one day late in checking my Reader, so I know it’s going to be jam-packed with some great posts. Actually looking forward to catching up, it’s going to be raining here (no complaints we need the water) ~
Reference image used from Jim Pierce of pmp – great artist and photographer
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Love the color! You have made me rethink rocks!
My last five are going to be very challenging, smaller rocks are much more difficult to do in oil pastels. Keep your fingers crossed.
I love this oil pastel. In my digital app, I’ve made pastel brushes, and am painting my abstracts with them. You have been a real inspiration to me. This is wonderful. I love the depth of the piece, and the darks and lights. Those are the areas where I want to focus more.
Hi Kerry, thanks! I’m so lost when I read what you can do digitally with painting, it’s as cool as it gets. Can’t wait to see your new pieces.
Thanks, Mary. I am currently using some pastel brushes. All your work has influenced or helped me in my abstracts.
Thank you Lady!
Wow, it’s amazing how much detail you’ve put into a small 5X7. I love the water running over the rough looking rocks. Fantastic job! 🙂
Thank you Elizabeth for your feedback and generous comment!
On closer review, love all the color you gave the rocks!
Thank you Frank – so glad you noticed the colors, lots of layers on this piece.
I really must practice daily on one subject 🙂 Must stay focused like you 🙂 I love this one!
Thank you Eunice for your lovely compliment – you are doing fine with your fantastic watercolors!
Thanks so much some I love some not so much 🙂
“Slanted Rocks #7” reminds me so much of a wonderful cropping not far from Guthrie, Oklahoma. You’ve done an excellent job capturing the feeling, Mary.
Thank you so much Marylin – thrilled that the painting brought you pleasant memories.
Love this “up close and personal” perspective of this study! Splendidly executed to the last detail and probably the most interesting one too! Wishing you as well a wonderful weekend with or without rain!
Thank you very much Eva. I’m not used to painting a structure positioned at an odd angle, a mind game challenge on this piece. We had a wonderful weekend, a little (but very needed) rain and mist. Fall weather is definitely in the air ~ have a lovely week.
Wow! One can actually feel the movement of the water 🙂
Thank you very much! I’m glad the painting had this kind of effect on you.
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Beautifully done challenge! It’s raining here, as well. Cold and not nice weather, actually. It is great to paint, isn’t it?
Thank you Inese – really appreciate it! Oh my woke up today and the temps are in the high 50’s, loving it!
Lovely close-up view.
Thank you Gallivanta, I love close-ups you discover all sorts of neat things.
Once again, Mary, fine work
Thank you John, very appreciated for your nice compliment.
This series of rocks is absolutely terrific, Mary ! – and even an art klutz like me can see why the subject must be appealing to an artist …
Well now, how cool is this! Thank you MR, so glad you liked this study – the smooth slant of the rocks totally appealed to me. Hope you are enjoying your weekend.
Another difficult subject very well handled, Mary!!!
Wishing you a great weekend! 🙂 xx
Thank you so much Marina – this one was a bear, until I got enough layers on to develop the textures. Have a fantastic weekend, our temps dropped to the high 50’s and we’re loving every cold minute!
Fabulous perspective Mary. You created wonderful drama with the water flowing off the rocks and the motion in the water.
Thanks Rhonda – this was a trying, but interesting piece to work on.