The Oil Pastel Course: Impasto Sky

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Lesson Description

In this module, we work on white oil paper to create a landscape drawing with heavily applied oil pastels.

Lesson 1 - Materials and Initial Applications

In this lesson, we take a look at the materials used for this series and begin with our initial oil pastel applications.

Lesson 2 - Upper Sky

In this lesson, we develop much of the upper portion of the sky, developing the shapes and forms of the clouds.

Lesson 3 - Lower Sky

In this lesson, we complete the sky including the lower clouds, distant rain, and the sun.

Lesson 4 - The Ocean

In this lesson, we develop the ocean and rolling waves under the sun.

Lesson 5 - Grassy Dunes

In this lesson, we complete the image by addressing the foreground.

Lesson Materials

  • Arches White Cold Pressed Oil Paper
  • Oil Pastels
  • Palette Knife
  • H-2H Graphite Pencil

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Lesson Discussion

  1. Enjoyed working on this piece although it probably took longer for me since I have a beginner’s background. It will probably take practice for me to gain the application skills to handle the pastels, but am willing to do the work! More examples of oil pastel work in perhaps your Gettin’ Sketchy broadcasts or more courses working with oil pastel would be appreciated.

  2. Wow! This lesson, Impesto Sky, gave me such insight on how my oil pastels were working together (and sometimes not so much). I really had to trust in your guidance, especially on the sky. Ultimately I saw it coming together and your process working. Thank you so very much. I enjoyed the Blackeyed Susan lesson, but this one really opened my eyes!

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