Private Beach Path, oil pastel


Today it’s time to go to the beach and in this case, it’s private and you’re my guest .  .  .

Private Beach Path, an oil pastel (9×12) was painted on cream tinted Mi-Teintes Pastel paper with mostly Senneliers, Mungyo-Gallery and Holbein brand oil pastels.  The painting was started several days ago and because the paint was applied in thick layers it needed to harden slightly in order to allow for additional layers.  In this scene large areas were scraped down and re-applied for certain colors and “patterns” effect – very cool process to do, just take a razor blade and have at it.

Our temperatures in TX have been turned up, summer is nearly here and I thought it would be a good way to cool down with a bit of sea-breeze as we walk the beaten path  .  .  .  if you listen closely you might hear the Beach Boys playing in the background!!  Click onto the image for a larger view ~

Private Beach Path My interpretation of a reference photograph by Beverly Reid of pmp.

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137 Responses to Private Beach Path, oil pastel

  1. I think this is my favorite! Looks so much like a scene straight from Cape Cod! Enjoy your break from blogging!

  2. Madhu says:

    Absolutely gorgeous Mary! As is the seascape in the next post. In awe of your talent.

  3. elisa ruland says:

    This is sublime, Mary. I want to breathe it in and wake up lying on the beach.

    • Mary says:

      Ah Elisa what an awesome comment – I love it when a painting takes the viewer to someplace special. Hope you are well and looking forward to seeing your latest photographs.

  4. Love this! It just glows. Great layering of colour 🙂

    • Mary says:

      Thanks Mark – I’ve been working on sand colors with oil pastels and finally starting to see a few conclusions and breakthroughs during my break. Stay tuned ~ looking forward to seeing your art portraits.

  5. Wonderful painting, Mary. A day at the beach sounds heavenly!

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