Mike Etie is a golfer/artist who lives in southwest Austin. Mike has been painting seriously since 1996 in both oils and pastels, and playing golf seriously forever.
Monday, July 18, 2016
Sunset in oil pastel
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.