Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Liza, Reclining - oil pastel figure painting

I did this painting on Ampersand Pastelbord, which is a really amazing surface. Even though I apply lots and lots of oil pastel and the support seems loaded, in a few days it feels dry. When working this quickly, I don't work in layers and don't scrape or wipe any of the oil pastel off before applying more - it's just really thick. I'm partial to a fairly raw finish, so I leave the strokes visible.

"Liza, Reclining" is 7 x 5". Thanks for visiting my blog!


PAT MEYER -- said...

You have capture such drama in the poise. The use of red in this adds a little something extra.

Connie said...

Thank you, Pat!