Saturday, June 4, 2011

On My Easel - original oil pastel portrait in progress

This is another portrait that started as a drawing from life, but now the model has left, so I'm going to rely on the photo I took of her.  The support is light green Mi-Teintes board.  The board only has a rough side, which I love - am I alone in loving the rough side? - and is easy peasy to frame.  Maybe I'll post the finished product in a few days - or maybe I'll end up not liking it at all - and third option, I might just leave it the way it is.  Thanks so much for visiting my blog!


Sadami said...

Hi, Connie,
Very charming work! I look forward to next.
Only a few oil pastel colours I use as masking in watercolour. But your blog shows me how to make it. I'll challenge portraits with oil pastels next. Thank you.
Cheers, Sadami

Connie said...

Hi Sadami - thank you for your nice comment. Your watercolor work is so lovely, I know your work in oil pastel will be wonderful, too!

April said...

What a unique blog! I rarely see any figurative/portrait work in oil pastels and yours is excellent! Ironically I just pulled out my old oil pastels to take to a figure drawing session next week...your paintings (drawings?) show me what beautiful work can be done with this medium!


Connie said...

Hi April - thank you so much for your nice comment! And I'm thrilled that you're going to do figurative work with oil pastels - they are so wonderful for portraits and figures.

Merry said...

Hello Connie,

I'm a Texan, too, and have started working with the figure and oil pastels less than a year ago. Love it.

I really like the way you handle the color and the marks ... beautiful.

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