In today’s video clip, Urania Christy Tarbet is painting two trees, using oil pastels to create lifelike leaves, trunk, and branches.
Her primary technique for the leaves is to create the same specific movement with her pastels over and over again. . . it’s basically a star-shaped design which she draws many different times, often overlapping, to form a realistic leafy mass around the trunk and branches of her trees.
As with many things artistic, staying loose and allowing the pastels to help create the texture is very important too. Take a look: