Wow can you believe I am only on #4? Going to take a lot of tenacity and perseverance, so let’s plow forward ~
Orange Flower (7×5), an oil pastel painted on artist canvas board – this is not the greatest surface for oil pastels, as the OPs tend to glide and bleed rather than stick but it gave me the look at I was after. Mainly Senneliers and Holbein oil pasetels were used. No underpainting with this painting, just straight oil pastels using the OPs sticks, clay shapers and pieces of foam insulation. A razor blade was used to get some of the texture in the background. You’d laugh today, the temperature outside is around 80 and the OPs are melting in my fingers faster than I can hold onto them ~ my fingers are very colorful!
The reference image was taken by me of a flower from one of our gardens last year. Onto #5 – click onto image for a larger view, the details show a bit better.