Landscape sketches in oil pastels

Oil pastel landscape sketch
Oil pastel landscape sketch
Oil pastel landscape sketch

Here are some more pages from my oil pastel sketchbook that gets slowly filled. The first and the last are not completely finished yet.

On the long Easter weekend I started a another small oil pastel painting in our local vineyards.This time I tested the time lapse function of my Gopro Hero Camera. I found that the time lapse mode does not help with battery capacity. I get the impression that the battery is used up at the same speed no matter what the camera settings are. Latter I had some difficulties to process the many high resolution images (3350 in 4 folders, 1 MB each image) into a film. Apparently my computer with 4GB Ram is not able to handle those big files. I could convert the images in the folders to mp4 films with the free Gopro software Cineform studio. Then I tried to join these films with Windows movie maker, which did not work. Only when I reduced the resolution Movie maker could put the film together.
I tried to get around that problem by re-naming the images,but the re-named images were not accepted by cineform the same way as the original images from the camera. Later I learned about free movie joiners, which I will use on the next part of the recording.

In Part one of the video the basic elements of the painting, sky, huts and hill are defined. I start with marking the horizontal line that separates the sky from the ground with a small piece of black oil pastel. I tried to catch the look of the changing, cloudy sky first because I knew I would need at least a second sitting.

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