Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Lisa's Juicy Novel - original oil pastel figurative painting

I was happy to get to draw this young woman as she read and she really did love this book -
she seldom looked up. Of course, it wasn't a long pose, so not too difficult for her. I used lots of Sennelier (sticky, gooey, and wonderful) oil pastels and worked very quickly, as you can probably tell. Lots of scribbling. I did this on a 7 x 5" Pastelbord.
Peggy asked a few posts ago about framing. I've probably tried them all. Lately, I've been experimenting with shadowbox frames that I bought on line at http://www.pictureframes.com/ - which, theoretically, should work. However, like many theories, it's not working perfectly. If the glass or plexi isn't exactly the right size, it will rattle. So annoying - but once it's on the wall, that shouldn't matter. I do sort of worry, though, that at a competition, it could make a difference. Do any visitors to The Oil Pastel Review have any recommendations for framing oil pastel?
I often frame works done on paper with a trough, too, but am always looking for something that won't require a mat. Thank you so much for stopping by - it's always nice to have you visit my blog!

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