Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Red Door - oil pastel nude

This is a quick oil pastel study of a wonderful model. I left it kind of raw, because that's my favorite way to paint. While I admire the great painters who do work to more of a "finish", I am happiest when I leave things unsaid. This painting is on Gessobord (quality gessoed hardboard) and is 7 x 5.
I appreciate your stopping by my blog!


cooper said...

Hi Connie,
I've enjoyed looking at your work! I painted a 'Good Read' earlier this summer! No two artists eveer see it the same:) You called this one 'raw' and I like that, esp in this setting. I am into a bookful of Manet, Renoir and Morisot right now,[Impression, Painting Quickly In France, by Richard R. Brettell} love it all but am really drawn to the 'less finished' of theirs. Thanks for showing your work!


Connie said...

I also like sort of unfinished work - it seem to show me more of what the artist was thinking. Thanks for your nice comments, too - they're much appreciated!