Luscious greens in oil pastels

August in full swing and I haven’t been posting too much recently – here’s a quick sketch in oil pastel of the view out of my living room. It hasn’t been very summery here, mostly rather cold for this time of the year, and quite a bit of rain but thanks to that we have those luscious greens: oil pastels are great for quick sketches with wonderful texture. If you add a bit of turpentine, you can mix colours, almost paint with them.

I’ve used ink to create that deep matte black of the tree trunks.

oil pastel summer green drawing

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