Continuing on with oil pastels

This is the first landscape I’ve tried with the oil pastels. It was also my first time trying Canson Mi-Teintes Touch paper. It’s a sanded paper and I used a sheet of a neutralized purple-color for this painting. The paper was an experiment and I’m not sure I loved the surface. Imuch prefer Clairefontaine’s Pastelmat. There’s something about Pastelmat’s surface that seems to handle the medium better. I also like velour papers for oil pastels but not for landscapes. Velour paper creates a sort of soft blur-effect that’s great for portraits but not needed for landscapes.  I’m working on another portrait right now and have put that on velour paper. I’ll talk about that portrait when it’s done.

But for today, here is “Landscape no. 1”–

Landscape no. 1 by SLW

“Landscape no. 1.” 11″ x 14″ oil pastel on Canson Mi-Teintes Touch paper. Copyright, Sara Light-Waller, 2024. All rights reserved

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4 Thoughts to “Continuing on with oil pastels”

  1. Carole Williams

    So much planning & detail – I like it! Carole

    1. lucina

      Thanks! I like the medium…I’m kind of surprised at how much. 🙂

  2. Jonathan Jensen

    Like those paintings, am always a sucker for those type of abstractions! I should do some art, have not done any in years. Jonathan Jensen

    1. lucina

      Hi Jonathan! This was my first landscape painting in oil pastels. Usually I use some type of watermedia: watercolor, gouache, casein, and acrylics. So this was a test to see just how specific I could get with the pastels. So it’s more painterly than photo-realistic, which I like. It was fun,

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