Oil Pastels Flower – “Valentine Rose”

Oil Pastel Flower - Valentine Rose
Oil Pastels Flowers – “Valentine Rose”

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This oil pastels rose piece was done on 8.5 x 11 Canson Mi Tientes colored paper (black), using Sennelier oil pastels exclusively.

This piece really all came together towards the end. It felt like it wasn’t going right until I got into the detail in the rose petals, and some of the details in the leaves. I struggled with how much detail to put into the leaves. Too much detracted from the rose, yet too little just left something to be desired. I feel like I struck a balance in the end.

The details in the rose petals were a combination of pink, reds, a dark red, light orange, and a touch of yellow. White highlights here and there rounded everything out.

I think that oil pastels really lends itself well to flower drawings such as this. I am working on creating a series of Oil Pastel Flowers so stay tuned and look for more of those in the future!

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4 thoughts on “Oil Pastels Flower – “Valentine Rose”

  1. This is so awesome, Eric! The rose is the stand-out, but the leaves are stunning on their own. The rose petal colors are flowing together so perfectly that they almost appear as one. What a stunning gift of love!

  2. Great job! The rose has a wonderful glow to it and I like the touches of red that flow thru the leaves which unifies the whole piece very nicely.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog today and leaving such a nice comment. It’s always great to make a new acquaintance. Happy Creating!

    -Don

  3. this is soooo goood! i would like to ask you what you used to create this flower? PLain oil pastels or did you mix it with some other medium? i’m trying to create a project with oil pastels and i was wondering how you got that flow in your flower. it’s amazing !

  4. What a beautiful piece. This oil pastel piece would look really good in my Awnings Johannesburg office. It would go perfectly with the walls. I just have to ask; how are you so talented? This is truly a work of art. Thanks for sharing.

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