Sunday, October 23, 2016

On My Easel - original oil pastel portrait

Not sure if I'm really through with this, but the model is gone, so maybe it is finished.   Ever in search of someone to pose, beggars can't be choosers.  This was done on 12 x 9" Strathmore 403 paper for oil pastels.   I had been wondering whether Strathmore had changed the 403 paper from the wonderful barrier paper it's always been and I think they may have.  I have a feeling they will deny it when I call, but I've used it too long to be fooled.  It also just seems more brittle.  Maybe I'm getting ahead of myself on this, but we shall see.  Thanks for looking!

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