Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Watercolor and Oil Pastel Landscape

Watercolor & Oil Pastel - 8x10

For Solitude I combined watercolor and white oil pastel. The pastel will resist the paint, leaving the white to show through. Since it is often hard to save your whites in watercolor, this is a nice way to have highlights in the water and white trees in the background.
This painting was included in an Etsy Treasury titled Pastel Brush Strokes. You can see more of this pretty spring collection here


  1. what a fabulous idea to use white oil pastel! i dislike using the liquid frisket but this sounds perfect! thanks SO much for sharing your idea with us! :)

  2. Hi Diane - I agree that frisket is often not the best choice to save whites, hope this works better for you.