Sprigs of Rosemary Oil Pastel A1 size
This is one of my earlier works. It is from a series of oil pastel works that I did in the early 2000. I had not worked with oil pastels before and had a lot of fun with these works. It is not so different from my pencil work as they are a build up of layers. With the oil pastels I would add a layer of pastel then blend it together with turps then add another layer on top. I loved the depth of colour this gave me and it was interesting to work with oil pastel as you had to work in a bolder manner as I was not familiar enough with the medium to gain much fine detail.
This is one of my favourite works. I really struggled with the composition as it is just a mass of rosemary, but I like how it worked out.