Switching subjects from portraits, flowers and still life back to landscapes is not always easy for me, it takes time to get the feel for painting skies, water and trees again. So before I go big . . .
Lakeside Early Morning, an oil pastel (4×7) is another small painting to get back into the swing of things. The surface was a cream Mi-Teintes pastel paper, using Senneliers and some Mungyo-Gallery OPs. For whatever the reason Holbeins isn’t always the best for this paper which is a shame because there are some nice color choices in the brand that would have worked perfectly. I used the razor blade for scraping and shaping, and a tortilum to blend slightly.
This particular scene was appealing because the fog was just starting to burn off, leaving a subtle glow of morning sun with hints of trees in the background all playing off as reflections in the water. This had perfect ingredients for a small scene to get lost in with oil pastels.
Have a wonderful weekend!
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