"Where Time Stops"
12x16" Oil Pastel on board.
This is my latest finished Western étude painted after out 2011 trip to Wyoming.
Painting is done in oil pastels and one of my biggest challenges here was attempt
to try semi-transparent layering on a background. I wanted to create nice atmospheric effect
on a far mountains, but yet - didn't like the idea of just painting those blue.
After some testing and trying things out I found a way how to make it work.
Generally I had to let every new layer dry as much as possible, before applying my next "glaze"
(with the time oil pastels are not drying completely but getting significantly harder).
Here is the end result... I'm pretty pleased with it.