Friday, December 11, 2009

Mandy's Blue Mirror - original oil pastel figurative drawing by Connie Chadwell


I finished this painting yesterday at my Thursday Painters' group. It's one of those things that's around for a week or so and the decision hasn't been made as to whether it's finally completed. My dilemma was whether to use the background that was in the setup, plus whether I should put in all the detail that was in her dress. I know one should work on the whole painting simultaneously, but in this instance, I was just stumped.
In the end, I decided just to use the Colourfix paper in the Deep Black color as background and call it 'finished'. After all, that's why I buy this paper - it's really, really black and has the most marvelous tooth, so I thought I would use what I adore about this surface as the background for Mandy.
This piece, which I totally loved doing - I think because it hovers between a drawing and a painting - is on 12 x 9" paper.
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11 comments:

Anthony Duce said...

Beautiful

C. k. Agathocleous said...

So much of your work reminds me of the impressionists - lovely~!

Anonymous said...

Good choice, you have done Mandy proud.

Charles Pompilius said...

The mirror theme is always fun to work with. I like the course treatment of some of the edges, and I especially like how line is used to just suggest the dress. Nice piece.

Connie said...

Hi Anthony and Thank You!

Connie said...

Wow Cindy! That's so nice to hear - thank you!

Grandma Scott said...

I know what you mean, that is a mystery when is a peace done. Simplicity is the hardest, well done. Thank-you for sharing check out my art work (my website) http://www.giftsofdawn.com

Grandma Scott said...

Who I forgot to say Hi to Roger, my 2 pugs Frank and Louie the Lip say Wow Wowww Ow wow

joyce said...

i like the backgroud. beautiful picture

Connie said...

Hi Linda - and thank you for your nice comment! Roger says "Ruff, Ruff" to Frank and Louie - he was so pleased to hear from them.

Anonymous said...

i used this picture for my art coursework and was wondering what materials you used and how you used it? i used oil pastels for my copy but wanted to see what you did?