Oil Pastel Greys in the Landscape
On a foggy day with trees frost and snow crusted, I saw only grey. The fir trees stood cold and slumped along the hill beside the highway as I drove by to town. Sennelier has a variety of grey oil pastel sticks and I used a number of them. But, when all was done the colour in the greys seemed dissipated just like it appeared when I stopped to draw and photograph. Back at the studio the negative spaces really become noticeable in such a composition.
I wanted to relook at a couple of pieces I had done at the beginning of my daily drawing/painting exercise in oil pastels. Sennelier oil pastels do take some time to get used to and in some ways dictate how you draw/paint your image.
|3" x 5" image on watercolour paper|