Please join me for my challenge this month.
If you are new to the Oil Pastel forum or the medium remember we are a helpful friendly bunch. If you get stuck or need advice or feedback post where you have got to and we'll try to help.
The point is we want to see and enjoy your work.
1) This challenge is open to ANY artist of ANY age working with ANY brand of Oil Pastels. Mixed media artists are welcome as well, as long as one of used medium will be... Oil pastel, of course!
2) Host is posting royalty free images, what you will use as reference for your art work. feel free to modify it any way you want. You can work on just one image, or all of them You can do several versions of the same reference... the choice is solely YOURS!
3) After you finished your art work, take a photo of it and post it on this thread. You may describe your methods and ask for help or comments, if needed. We all are here to help each other.
This month I have chosen a luscious colour as my theme.
Red is a lovely colour for a pending Autumn when leaves turn into beautiful rich reds and coppers.
If you are like me they may be the most underused OPs in your collection, or if you use a lot of primaries, do you use different reds?
I'm not going to issue a specific challenge. I just ask that you make the reference your OWN.
Adapt it to make a work of art which reflects YOU personally and your style and aesthetic preferences. All I ask is that you
KEEP IT RED!!
Here are the images for this month:
A traditional famous old RED phone box. This one is outside the Post Office at Caldey Island. Just in front of the monastry on the village green
For lovers of objects and macinery here is Ducatti motorbike taken at Epping Forest. Motorcyclists gather there at a quaint wooden cafe kiosk that sells coffee cakes, and hot soup in winter.
For those that like 'portraiture' or people this is my son, a few years ago at a gig with his red shirt and red guitar under a red light.
And for all you botanists - the obligatory flower:
Almost red - 'bowl of petunias' (as Douglas Adams might describe them)
From my old garden before I moved.
Fell free to make them redder if you wish!
If you would like higher res images please message me an email and I'll send you the originals.
and I can't ait to see what you all do with these!