If you like to go “Plein Air light” oilpastels are the medium of choice.
This little colour study of the autumn forest was done on a piece of paper with a thick cover of oil paint on it.
I liked to use this type of coloured support because there will be no “white spots” peaking through the oil pastel marks and because I like that the structure of the oil paint interferes with the oilpastels.
While I was sitting immersed in my humble sketch I was disturbed by the sound of breaking twigs and rustle of leaves..
a herd of wild boars passed me by in 30 meters distance.
The biggest boar took the lead, in total there were nine of them, the smallest one following at the end.
This is an older plein air landscape study in charcoal. A soft eraser was very helpful to work out the field and grass in the foreground. As to the trees I kept things pretty much undefined in a more or less impressionistic manner.
Temperatures get chilly these days. After a longer pause I continued to draw in the apple tree orchard. It took some time to pick up the thread again and to find my way through the many labyrinth of wrinkles, plateaus and valleys that the apple tree in front had build in many years of growth. It was like looking down on a prehistoric landscape from an airplane. I finally decided to consider this the final step of the drawing even though I did not work through the whole double sheet.