Thursday, August 29, 2013

SUMMER MEADOW oil pastel

SUMMER MEADOW is a 5x7 oil pastel done plein air. 
The oil pastels are very easy to take when traveling.  
I like working with them on location. 
Oil pastels are fun to work with because you can mix
 a variety of media with them to create different effects.
 I am working on a series of small plein air oil pastels. 
 This is number two.
 It is available in my Etsy shop.

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Assateague Marshes oil pastel

This is a new medium for me that I have been trying out, oil pastels. 
 They are similar to regular pastels but do not have the dust that is created by regular pastels. 
 I like the layering and blending and they are so easy to travel with;
 although I think they would not do well in high heat. 
 I think I will keep experimenting with them. 
 This little painting is done with oil pastel and is available in my ETSY shop

“As music is the poetry of sound, so is painting the poetry of sight.”
                                                              James McNeil Whistler