Monday, May 28, 2012

More Green - original oil pastel portrait drawing

Love that green - used it all over the place,with lots of it in her face.  I think this particular green is Sennelier's yellow green, but my all time favorite green is Caran d'Ache lime green.  Can't do without it!  It's probably a little harsh for most tastes, but I'm just really comfortable with it.  Also, I like to use oil pastel on Canson Mi-Teintes light green board, which is much like these two greens.  This is drawn on Pastelbord, white, 7 x 5".   Thanks so much for stopping by!

6 comments:

Paintings by Patricia said...

Nicely done and I like that green also. I didn't know that Canson had a board.

Rose said...

Connie.. totally agree with the green. I love the lime green in the CdA :). I wish you could mentor me on faces in OP... I just love how you are able to create beautiful portraits without making them look muddy. You're the master :) xxoo

Connie said...

Hi Patricia and thank you for your nice comment! Yes, Canson does make a board, although Blick's site says it's only available in Europe and Blick has imported a few colors. Jerry's and some other sites say that they have it available (including my favorite green) so I don't know what the story really is. It's great stuff, though, so I hope it's still around.

Connie said...

Hi Rose and thank you so much - my head is now way too big for the rest of me! If I can be of any help at all, just email me. I put your email, along with a couple of others in a priority box and when I clicked on to answer, I lost all of them. Couldn't find them anyplace. So, please just email me and we can work together. And this time, I'm not going to fool with the priority email thing - it doesn't work for me!

Lucy Chen said...

Hi Connie, I'm so glad to have found your blog. I want to experiment with oil pastel, too. Now I'm going through your posts to see what paper or surface you like to work on.
Beautiful beautiful portraits you have here!

Connie said...

Hi Lucy - thank you for visiting my blog and for your very nice comment! As for surfaces, I love most of them - Pastelbord, Sennelier oil pastel paper, Colourfix paper, Canson board, Strathmore oil pastel paper (403 is actually marketed as pastel paper, but it originally was for oil pastels), Arches oil paper - the list just goes on and on.

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