Today’s painting focuses on trees and boulders – great combination for the two studies done with this year. Don’t you just love the majesty of mountain tops? This one spoke to me . . .
Trees on the Ridge, an oil pastel (5×7) was painted on cream tinted mi-teintes pastel paper using mainly Mungyo-Gallery and Holbein oil pastels. The cream-colored paper helped to keep a light and airy feel to the scene. There is more back-lighting to the piece than what I was able to pick up with the camera, hopefully you can see some of the effect here.
The reference image was from Elle Hauser (a fantastic photographer and artist) from pmp.
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I really like this…..the foreground roughness against the softer high ground…….makes me want to peek over and see what lies beyond!
Hi A! thanks this was such an interesting scene to paint – you describe it perfectly rough foreground with the softer trees. I liked the juxtaposition of the scene.
Wow! Your artwork impresses me every single time… teach me your ways! lol. 🙂
Thank you Eva for your beautiful comment and compliment – means a lot.
You’re very welcome!!
I love the feel of this. Beautiful painting.
Thank you so much Gloria, you know that means the world to me. I saw a few old master snow paintings over the past couple of days and I could see how your knife work would work so great in the landscapes I saw.
This is soooowonderful, Mary. Made me long for real winter again. It’s raining everyday instead.
Ah Ann-Christine, your comments make me want to get to the studio and start painting more snow scenes. If you can believe it, we are suppose to have some snow flurries tomorrow (in TX?) – soon enough you’ll be able to enjoy the wonders of snow. Have a wonderful weekend.
you are having snow? We’ve had nothing yet…very late this year, and the temperature is only this week dropping to autumn temperature. Metheorogically we had summer until last week. I’m happy with your snow pictures instead! Have a great weekend you too!
It’s truly delightful Mary ! I feel like I’m peeping over those rocks waiting for the show to begin …
Thanks Poppy – my whole goal with this scene was to get the light right, and then build on the boulders and trees. I’ve been studying some 19th century masters of gorgeous snow scenes – I’m hoping to bring some of that magic w/oil pastels to several snow scenes I have waiting to be painted. Have a great weekend.
Such a lovely scene!
Thank you so much Fiona!
I love this one!
Thank you Dorann!
Lovely to see the combination of boulders and trees.
Thank you Gallivanta – glad you enjoyed the combination.
Great painting dear Mary, I loved it. Thanks and Love, nia
Thank you Nia for your lovely comment!
Love this one, has such an airy feeling, but by adding the boulders you managed to anchor down the whole scene and give it a perfect balance! Superb winter magic!
Thanks Eva – love reading your feedback of the technicals and your overall comments, means a lot. It was a lot of fun painting the scene and working the icy snow on the boulders.
I love the technique of the trees. Lovely.
I like the warmth about it! It’s wonderful.
I love this one! Beautiful scene Mary. Would make a great Christmas card! 🙂
Thanks Rhonda – appreciate it! My thoughts exactly, working on 4 or 5 – hopefully one stands out.
Your work never disappoints – well done!
Thank you John, and you as well. Appreciate your compliment.
Hello Nawfal! Wow back! Thank you for your enthusiasm, much appreciated!
Beautiful and amazing!!!
Thank you very much for your comment!!
I love it’s subtle beauty! Lovely Mary! 🙂
Thank you Marina – happy to see you! I think it was the subtle snow atmosphere that inspired me.
Wonderful, Mary! You’ve captured that intriguing mood that a snowfall provides!
Thanks Elena – takes a bit for me to get started each year in snow painting. Appreciate it!
Seriously so talented x
Hi Justine, thank you for your nice compliment!
a pleasure as always x
yes, I do love mountains, and this painting…gorgeous.
It is so good Mary. Beautifully done. I like the way there’s a coolness and a warmth about it. The balance between the two does something marvellous for the picture.
Thank you so much Don for your lovely comment – really appreciate your thoughtful feedback on the elements.
I can see why this mountain top spoke to you Mary. Lovely.
Beautiful Mary…I like the depth in the boulders and the beautiful frosty blue-green of the trees.
Means a lot to receive your feedback – thank you so much!