Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Woman with Shamisen - original oil pastel figurative painting by Connie Chadwell


In my travels around Texas this past week, I attended a drawing group that had a model in a kimono. This 7 x 5" on Pastelbord was one of the paintings from that session. Thanks for stopping by!
Note: The model was left-handed and held the shamisen backwards, but I went ahead and put the two tuning keys toward her - a mirror image, really. I could have changed it, but loved the face the way it was. Okay, I know an artist shouldn't fall in love with a piece and should always be ready to wipe it off and start over, but..... I think I will paint it - with more background and facing the right way - in oil at my Thursday Painters group tomorrow. A square format, maybe, I don't know. SOLD

4 comments:

Elizabeth Seaver said...

I like the way you created a kind of triangle of light with the hands and face.

Connie said...

Thank you Elizabeth!

n warner said...

Lovely work...and I might never have realized wouldn't have had the tuning keys towards her....so amazing as it is....it's sort of "kabuki" as they like to say. :-) Nina

Connie said...

Hey Nina - thank you!