Disarray, 2/1/13, oil pastels on paper
The Way Home, 2/1/13, oil pastels on paper
Just recently finished two more pictures, I decided to give oil pastels a go instead of the chalks. It has been a while since I last used oil pastels and it has takes time to get used to using them again and I still need to keep practising to build up my skill level.
I like the way its possible to really build up layers with the pastels, it was not a quick process as I had to constantly build up the layers to achieve the depth of colour and light I was after.
It seems more and more that the pictures I have been producing are taking on some life of their own, they just seem to evolve in a way I cannot predict the outcome. I find this interesting as the end result is always surprising and it challenges the way I see and identify.