Sunday, October 19, 2008

Party Girl - oil pastel figurative painting

I was so intrigued by the position of this young woman's legs as she held forth on something or other for her listeners. She was very animated and became even more so as the evening wore on. Luckily, I had my little drawing notebook with me. The "model" enjoyed seeing my drawings of her, too. Kind of a 'candid camera' thing, but with charcoal. When I got back to my studio, I painted this very quickly from the gesture drawing.

The Ampersand Pastelbord that I used in this painting - and most of my oil pastels, lately - is just great for these quick drawing/paintings. This one is 7 x 5".

Thanks so much for dropping by!

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