I wanted to create a painting with a triad color scheme and since this blue violet is one of "my" colors, green and orange fell right into place as the additional two colors! No matter how I resist being creative and spontaneous, sometimes having a plan can be very beneficial. I am pleased with the results of this 15x18" pastel on sanded paper, enjoy!
I have been working with oil pastels recently and have really enjoyed the experience. There is more of a "painting" feel to this medium unlike soft pastels. I suppose it is because of the wax base that it seems to be oily. Also a reminder to come to my gallery opening at Hyde Park on Duval this Monday Oct 3 from 5:00-7:00. I have 32 pieces on display!
I recently completed this large painting of a sunset which was inspired by Palo Duro Canyon in the Panhandle. In reality the sunset actually occurred in New Mexico but the foreground was too distracting to be a part of the painting so I took artistic license and added the mesas in the foreground. I have been working with oil pastel to see how the medium performed on a larger piece than I normally paint in soft dry pastel. I am expecting to complete the framing without the glazing necessary for dry pastel. I photographed it on my patio under the dappled light of the huge oak in our yard. I like the effect of the shadows.