Oil Pastel on canvas pad
An exercise in pastel painting
I regret that I did not have the colors needed to make this a worthwhile pursuit. I am so used to being able with oils to mix any color I want. Can you tell my heart was not really into this painting? The composition makes me feel claustrophobic somehow........However, this was a submission for the online classes I have been taking ( always pursuing to do better) and I did want to submit some homework.
Because my bathroom was in the process of being remodeled/upgraded this week, I could not get to my oil painting space, so I decided to try my hand at the oil pastels on my dining room table. I do not think I will be pursuing this medium; however, to never have tried the oil pastels when they had been given to me, would have been the greater loss. Thanks for viewing.....
I went back a week later and worked more on this. I redid the large tree on the right and with the few colors I have available, I was able to at least make it a little more to my liking.
Of course much more practice is needed in this medium :)