When I think of autumn and especially October I think of the black and orange combinations. Orange and black were my school colors when I was in high school. Since I've vowed to work with my oil pastels until I get sick of them, I meant to say until I've mastered them I've decided what better time to showcase one of my favorite color combinations than right now.
What can I paint or sketch that is black? Black cats, bats, and witches hats are a few things that come to mind. When I think of what I can sketch or paint with orange first thing that pops into my head is pumpkins or jack-o-lanterns followed closely by fall leaves.
I've been painting witches because to me nothing says Halloween better than witches or more precisely crones. When I'm working on a crone I tend to use dark and drab colors and the skin tones usually have green and yellow tints. The most recent ones aren't wearing their hats so there hasn't been a lot or black and no orange to speak of. Since I want to work with a more vibrant color I felt a younger more vibrant witch was in order.
I know, not really black and orange, but see what happens when I mess around with the lighting.
Still not quite black and orange is it?
This is the closest to the true colors that I used to paint this piece. When I say paint I'm talking about using the oil pastels with water and then to give her hair a bit more of a punch I used two shades of orange acrylic paint.
I'm going to be showing the pieces as I complete them and since I'm really churning them out I'll probably be showing you one every day or two.
Hope you're having wonderful fall weather wherever you live. We're having drab dreary rainy weather at the moment.
As always, thanks for stopping by.
2 years ago