Monday, January 23, 2012

The Letter - original oil pastel portrait in progress

I'm working on this painting and I don't really know how it's going to turn out.  The background is one of my problems with this piece - I may use a blending stick on it, so it's more even.  Do y'all use blending sticks?  I do once in a while and I think this may be one of those times!  Also, I think I should work on her lashes - they look fake and the model didn't have on any extra lashes.  These things aren't ever obvious to me 'til I take a picture.
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Angela Recada said...

Your oil pastel work is gorgeous. I haven't done much with them yet, but really look forward to using them more soon. I had never heard of them until I purchased that wonderful book by John Elliot a few years ago.

I'm so happy to find your blog. It's been a wonderful inspiration.

Connie said...

Thank you so much, Angela, for your nice comment. I am thrilled to hear from you - have fun with your oil pastels!

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