Sunday, May 6, 2012

Tiny Portrait of Jenna - oil pastel portrait ACEO

I love doing these little ACEOs - 3.5 x 2.5" - and it's fun to be loose and a little bit impressionistic.  Using unsharpened oil pastels could be considered a bit of torture, but it works marvelously in keeping things from being too tight.  Oil pastel is so painterly, I think, and extremely versatile.  It's perfect for drawings, of course, but also great for layering, even very thickly, as a painting.  Thanks so much for dropping by!


Jane said...

Love the style in this portrait , could very well be an oil , the looseness is fabulous.

Connie said...

Thank you so much, Jane - I'm delighted you stopped by!

Guest Artist at The Oil Pastel Review, Bethany Gladkowski

I'm really delighted that Bethany Gladkowski is the Guest Artist here at the Oil Pastel Review!   Here are some examples of her oil past...