I rarely paint on the weekends, but this group of tulips were interesting enough that I wanted to have little fun ~ it’s better than pulling weeds that I need to get at.
#7 Orange-Red Tulips (7×5) an oil pastel was painted on Poppy-Red tinted Mi-Teintes pastel paper – I was worried about the surface color being too bright for the overall painting, but it provided just the impressionist effect that I was looking for. I wanted the entire piece to be vibrant, w/a rich feel to it. I used mainly Senneliers and Mungyo-Gallery oil pastels, and clay shapers and a razor for spreading and blending.
Magenta, Celestial Blue, Midnight Blue, Indigo and light Cobalt blue were used to cool the piece down, and while it looks to have a spot of white in it really is a light Salmon that is showing up lighter than the actual painting.
Thanks for checking in, I’m on my way to check your blog posts (I’m very behind in my Reader work) ~ click onto the image for a larger view.