Beginner's Mind

Summer Harvest

I have always been interested in oil pastels and realism. I had not used oil pastels before, so I decided to dive in. I worked on the drawing using a value study from a photograph I took. The image is on Canson Mi-Teintes 9"x12" paper. Sennelier oil pastels were used.


This is the second oil pastel painting I have completed. I used  Canson Mi-Teintes 9"x12" paper with a combination of Mungyo "Gallery", Guitar, and Sennelier oil pastels. Each brand, and in some cases, individual colors have different characteristics and blending abilities. To achieve the needed contrast and edges, I added very dark Pan Pastels as the last step on top of the oil pastels to achieve the required shadow density.