Oil Pastel, 8x6"
I hope my family will recognize this moment, because it is a moment I will never forget!
I created this piece on what many artists would consider one of the best surfaces for oil pastels and soft pastels--sanded art paper. However, for my methods, sanded paper is one of my least preferred surfaces for oil pastel painting, at least at this time in my development with the medium. I realize this image deserves another go on another surface.
Even though the results were less than what I was aiming for, I still feel accurate in saying that at least on my screen, the photo doesn't begin to do justice to the painting! The contrast is off and there are color subtleties that aren't even showing.
Anyway, this is my offering for Day 14 of 30 Paintings in 30 Days, January 2015. All is calm, all is bright...
Happy painting, everyone!