deep blue river

long river drawing oil pastel

I like to practice things.  Sometimes I feel like I need to figure an image out before I get serious about painting.  But sometimes, as above, I just want to make the broad gestures with a tool.  Just because. Drawing with oil pastel has its own raison d’être.

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river of impetuosity

river on panel first stage

For the present it rolls across the surface.  Space will come later.  Here’s the first swipe of a river picture.

I posted a whimsical little pen drawing related to this image last week.  So, the plot thickens.  But even as it thickens, it’s still whimsical.

More of my mental escape from winter!

Here’s the link to the drawing:

https://alethakuschan.wordpress.com/2017/12/30/slenderest-bit-of-idea/