8x10 oil pastel on paper
After all those dog portraits, I really badly need to cut loose, so I've worked on some full on abstracts. It felt great to work with colour, texture, form and composition completely unfettered. This one is on rough watercolour paper. It takes very thick layers of pastel to mash out the white bits.
early rough stage
after some scraping & more layers
And this one is oil pastel on gessoed masonite. Which was a fascinating exercise. So much texture and layering on what is almost a flat surface. I have no wip's for this, I just want to sink into the painting and go.
Where to next, who knows....