oil pastel on board, 10 x 10
oil pastel on board, 6 x 6
Almost through with the Challenge, up to 28 of 30 paintings! We had a warm, springlike day yesterday and I was inspired to paint some garden pieces. I'd like to go on some trips to local gardens again this Spring. These were painted from photos I took at the NC Botanical Gardens in Chapel Hill, NC. Both are available on my new website.
Both were painted on tan rag board primed with clear Golden pastel grounds. I underpainted in Nupastels with an alcohol wash. I underpainted on these to fill in the grooves created by the primer. I didn't want them to be dark tan in the grooves, it would be too distracting.
Stay tuned for the final finish of my Challenge! 30 Paintings in 30 Days has been a great exercise to experiment with techniques and make me paint faster.
Thanks for reading!