Friday, August 14, 2009

Delia - original oil nude painting by Connie Chadwell

This is an oil painting that I did in oil pastel a couple of years ago. Although I sold the oil pastel version, I still have the life drawing and since I love the pose, I redid it in oil.
This model took great poses. She did have a little attitude, which I always find interesting, and I tried very hard to capture it.

I hope the painting has plenty of life - I always start out with loose strokes, but sometimes overwork the painting. There is such a delicate balance between loose and lively and tight and overworked. I find it hard not to step over the line.

It's 10 x 8" on board. Thanks for stopping by Hackberry Street Studio! Sold

4 comments: said...

I like this pose and the color. I especially like the cool of her stomach.

Anthony Duce said...

Wonderful painting. I like the loose strokes. You did catch an attitude.

Connie said...

Thank you, Bill - nice to hear from you!

Connie said...

Thank you, Anthony - and thanks so much for stopping by!