“Pea Island is an island which is part of the Outer Banks of North Carolina” per Wikipedia ~ that’s the location of my latest oil pastel subject.
Pea Island, an oil pastel (7×15) was painted on cream tinted Mi-Teintes pastel paper using mainly Senneliers, Holbeins and Mungyo-Gallery brand OPs. Tools used for blending and laying in the paint were my fingers, a razor blade and a painters knife.
The sand dune in the reference image looked as if it was raked through, giving it beautiful distinctive lines coming down from the top of the dune. I recently read in Kenneth Leslie’s book “Oil Pastels: Tools and Techniques for Today’s Artist” (here’s a link for my book review) that when painting on paper, you can create impressions by applying pressure with an instrument. I figured why not try it for the raked sand dune using a blunted fork. The impressions came out great, only they weren’t angled properly so I scraped them out and worked up different patterns for the dune. If you are interested: skim over the surface with paint leaving the impressions empty allowing you to fill them in later with paint or leave them empty of the medium.
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