I am taking a break from oil painting for a little while to incorporate different media into my portfolio, and to learn about different ways to make a dynamic work of art. I am working on my layering to reveal different textures. Oil pastels are fun to work with, and I like the way that they leave little specks of the under color peeking through.
This painting/drawing uses sunlight as a metaphor for comfort. In this case, strong, bold sunlight is harsh (left side). And softer, dimmer light (right side) is more welcoming, colorful, and comfortable. I used black throughout to help convey a sense of sunlight. The sunnier side is like a reality that can be too harsh to face. I seek peace and a more hidden, diffused space.