Friday, July 17, 2009

The Ranch Hand - original oil pastel portrait by Connie Chadwell


This was a very interesting guy and great model - hope we see him again at another portrait session.
I drew this on 20 x 16" Canson Mi-Teintes mat board - not the paper, but the board - and I love the patterned surface. It seems to help keep my drawing loose - not that that's really a problem for me (maybe just the opposite), but it does give a casual, less studied look.
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2 comments:

Linda said...

Outstanding Connie! Love the sketchy feel of it and the colors are fabulous. You really captured the moment. Bravo!

Connie said...

Thank you so much Linda - I really appreciate your nice comment! And thank you for visiting my blog!