Oil Pastel Dry, Spider-like Grasses in the Snow

The dry, spider-like grasses, in marsh lands near our home, poke out of the snow and are an oil pastel challenge for me.  I put the grasses with oil pastel sticks sharpened in a hand pencil sharpener and cleaned with a paper towel.  Once the hint of grasses were done I went over them with pastel pencils in order to create a thinner grass.  The low bushes at the back straddle the horizon and make a strong statement next to the sky and snow ground.  The grasses were placed to draw the eye to the foreground and create movement throughout the painting/drawing.
3" x 5" image

On water-colour paper.


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