Friday, November 20, 2009

Lisa as Aphrodite - original oil pastel nude sketch by Connie Chadwell

The model just took this pose so naturally and it reminded me of some of the Aphrodite statues I've seen. Once upon a time, I drew and painted lots of Aphrodite-type pieces and still have a fondness for them. This one is on gritty and wonderful Art Spectrum Colourfix paper - 12 x 9". I find the surface of this paper just luscious for an oil pastelist. Some of the painting can be brought to a more finished appearance and some can be left less so. Works for me. Or at least I think it does.
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Nancy Medina said...

Beautiful, expressive work Connie! have a happy Thanksgiving!

Connie said...

Thank you, Nancy. Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!