Practice foot in oil pastels
A pair of feet walk across soft ash colored sand, as a hand reaches down into the water with a key dangling from its grasp. Oil pastels tell a simple narrative using only hands, feet, and a prop. The story of this piece is that a person is wading through the shallows of a body of water, possibly the seashore or a river. They've found an old looking golden key in the muck and are lifting it for inspection. However the story is very self explanatory, so the rest is up to interpretation from the viewer. I want them to decide what is happening with the person upon discovery of the old key. I wanted to create a piece that is interesting but also simple because to me that is what makes an artwork especially well executed. I love oil pastels and this is my first time making a large scale piece with them. They're fun to blend but I find they run out extremely fast.