Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Red Shawl - oil pastel portrait/figure painting

I haven't posted in so long, I've almost forgotten how, but here goes.

This pose has been a long-running endeavor of mine. About 12 or 13 years ago, I did a 24 x 20" oil painting of this model from life. I kept it a few years, but wasn't happy with it. In the meantime, I did a dry point etching of the pose from the oil painting. I trashed the painting, but saved the etching. Then a couple of years ago, I did another painting of 14 x 11" and disgustedly threw that one out, too. Now, FINALLY, I have one that pleases me. It's 7 x 5", oil pastel on Pastelbord. If at first you don't succeed ....

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Takeyce said...

Beautifully done, Connie!

Connie said...

Thank you, Takeyce!