Saturday, January 09, 2010

Lana - A Portrait Sketch - original oil pastel portrait sketch by Connie Chadwell

I love this particular pose and use it a lot.  This quick drawing - or painting - was a real pleasure to do. I saw in the model's skin tones lots of the green that I find so beautiful.  I love those colors in skin!  We used to have an old television set that had a messed up color reception, but I liked it because most of the people were lime green and fuchsia. It was a little over the top, and people in that color combination might be pretty scary, but it had a certain charm, in moderation, anyway.
Many redheads or those with lots of red in their hair have these green tones, plus there are different, but no less beautiful, shades of green in the skin tones of light-skinned brunettes - known as olive coloring. Just lovely!
I painted this oil pastel on 10 x 8" Pastelbord.
It's so cold here - 7 degrees last night.  This is probably nothing to Northerners, but it makes a total wimp out of me.  Summer, with all its heat and humidity, sounds great right now - hurry up July!  Thanks so much for dropping by - stay warm!  Sold


Anthony Duce said...

Wonderful painting. Love the pose and the colors.

Connie said...

Thank you, Anthony!