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Old 05-29-2018, 03:03 AM
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Re: Oil pastel chat and challenge thread for May 2018

Beautiful, Raj! Just be careful of repetition like in the grass bottom right.
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Re: Oil pastel chat and challenge thread for May 2018

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Bonita Lake on Watercolor paper. It's a smaller size painting (approx. 6x9 inches) using Craypas Expressionists OPs. I also used white sennelier OP for highlighting some areas.

I simplified the composition a little bit compared to the reference image.


What a great job, Raj! I love your rendering of the clouds and the trees. Great detail in the grass and the reflections, too.

Question: how are you blending your Cray-Pas OP's? I had difficulties blending them, so started relegating them for my underpaintings or first coat. But I've always liked their bright colors and nice selection. Are you using tortillions alone? It looks great.

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Old 05-30-2018, 05:05 PM
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Re: Oil pastel chat and challenge thread for May 2018

Christel- I agree with your comment, I could have added more randomness to the grass patterns.

Terri- Thank you for your comment. For bigger areas like sand, water, and sky, I blended with fingers. For the tree lines, I used tortillions. I agree Cray-Pas offers a nice set of vibrant colors at affordable price. They are little harder to blend compared to Senns (which are much softer). Sometime I use Senns white OP over the layer of Cray-Pas to make it softer and easier to blend.

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