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Grey Sky

Grey Sky

Grey Sky by Saltwater
Grey Sky by Saltwater


Grey Sky

Traditional Art

Painted in Oil Pastels on recycled cardboard.

Oil Pastels: Panda Talens & Jaxon Honsell.

Frame created in Photoshop.

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General Info
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Category Miscellaneous » Nature Art » Landscapes Media Oil pastels
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Falconlobo on May 14, 2016, 2:34:09 PM

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Falconlobopretty colors^^

Saltwater on May 19, 2016, 2:16:10 AM

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SaltwaterThanks!  :D

Falconlobo on May 19, 2016, 2:35:07 PM

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Falconlobonp^^ Put On A Happy FACE^6

Jadis on May 14, 2016, 2:13:48 PM

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JadisVery nice. I got some pastels, but have not tried them yet. Is Cardboard a good sort of paper to use for them? I might try it I like to recycle.

Saltwater on May 19, 2016, 3:04:41 AM

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SaltwaterYou can use recycled cardboard as long as it is not corrugated cardboard, it is too "bumpy".
Also, use clean cardboards, (not stained and oily).
Some cardboards have a background colour: brown, beige, grey..., and this is great.
BTW, you can also use recycled papers, why not? ;-)
Just remember that "recycled" items may not be "archival".
You will have to experiment, and try different surfaces, and determine which one is the best for your own style. 
Anyway, if you are an absolute beginner, wouldn't it be easier for you to start with a simple and basic drawing paper for your very first time?  
Then, you can always try other surfaces later... 
Good luck with your pastel drawings.
I am looking forward to see them! :D

Jadis on May 19, 2016, 6:38:18 AM

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JadisIve used recycled paper for paint and crayon drawings: packaging paper and grocery bags, etc.  from what you shared i realize texture is important with pastels so i will try various textures. Tank you for your helpful suggestions.

K_Pepper on May 16, 2016, 8:33:34 AM

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Saltwater on May 19, 2016, 2:41:36 AM

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SaltwaterThank you very much for your thoughtful comment! :D 
I noticed that the grey behind the branches of the big tree was a problem when I posted the picture on line. :-)
It was not looking that bad on my original artwork. LOL
The original artwork is not very large: 27 x 20 cm   (10.63 in x 7.87 in).
The space between the branches is very, very tiny (just a few millimetres at best).
So, due to size of the artwork and the limitations of the media (oil pastels), 
I am afraid I won't be able to correct this problem, not this time.
We learn from our errors, anyway!  :-)   

Firiel on May 14, 2016, 11:21:15 PM

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FirielI like it. :) The coloring is beautiful - especially, to me, the cloudy sky.

Saltwater on May 19, 2016, 2:19:32 AM

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SaltwaterThank you very much! :D 
I absolutely love grey, cloudy and stormy skies! :-)

alitta2 on May 17, 2016, 2:13:26 AM

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alitta2Great landscape! I especially like the effects on the cloud, it's like the sky is about to get bright after a rain.

Saltwater on May 19, 2016, 2:18:04 AM

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SaltwaterThank you so much! :D 

TeeJay87 on May 15, 2016, 1:01:18 AM

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TeeJay87Lovely landscape, according to colours it must be depicting mid-spring scene. :)

Saltwater on May 19, 2016, 2:17:30 AM

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SaltwaterThank you very much! :D