Saturday, January 3, 2015

30 in January 2105 - Patch of Green Oil Pastel - Day 3

Oil Pastel, 3.5 x 2.5"
$15 plus shipping

I must admit, this is one of my "paint ahead" paintings.   Leslie Saeta  (the hostess of this 30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge) said it's perfectly ok, in fact recommended, to paint ahead for the challenge.  Luckily I did, because although I painted another version of this one at my lunch hour today using alternate colors, I left my camera at work.  And I really feel too tired to mess with the scanner right now.  So here you have it, a paint-ahead.  I'll show you the painting I did today another time.

This is a view on my regular dog walk.  It has caught my eye for a couple weeks, so I was happy to sit down and paint it and intend to work with the same composition using various color schemes.

I have visions of saying really interesting things and giving you some cool quotes from books I am reading, but apparently that is all going to have to wait till the weekend...

Thanks for being here....

7 comments:

carol edan said...

Wonderful....dancing trees.... how lucky you have open woods to walk the dogs.... I am sketching ahead!!!

Meredith Adler said...

Thanks, Carol...we do have some nice forest here!

Mary Maupin said...

Like! I love the green patch that compliments the rest of the painting.

Jules said...

It must be a real treat to walk through such beautiful countryside.
I tried oil pastels once....it was not a success and haven't touched them since,so well done working in this very tricky medium.
It's looking great!

Meredith Adler said...

Thanks, Mary! That "little green patch" of light is what attracted me to the scene. Come for a walk with me soon, I would love to show the scene to you!

Jules, thanks for your comment...I tried oil pastels once, too, and didn't have much luck with them. Have just picked them up again after YEARS and trying to learn. It does call for some experimenting!

Laurel Lovrek said...

Meredith:

Just added your blog to my reading list. So glad you are part of the 30 and 30. And the trees are dancing!

Laurel

Meredith Adler said...

Thanks, Laurel, so good to have you among the Watchers. Thanks for your comment on the painting, too. I'm glad you're in the challenge, too!

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