Friday, March 05, 2010

Sketch of Penny - original oil pastel portrait sketch by Connie Chadwell

This portrait sketch was done quickly from a live model.  The pose would normally be a very tough one to hold, but she rested her head lightly against the wall - which to my eyes, resulted in a charming, wistful look. Today I posted on The Oil Pastel Review another oil pastel.  It's also a portrait, with the title "Sketch Chronology".  I hope you will check it out!

"Sketch of Penny" is painted on 11 x 14" Strathmore 403 oil pastel paper.
Thank you for visiting Hackberry Street Studio - hope to see you here again!  PS - Sorry, subscribers, I had to correct the size of the painting.  Hope you didn't get more than one notification.

10 comments:

Dar Presto said...

Lovely!!

Xmas Dolly said...

I am speechless.

Connie said...

Hi Dar - it's great to hear from you and thanks so much for your comment!

Connie said...

Hi Dolly - I'm delighted to see you here - thanks so much visiting my blog!

Bonnie Heather said...

Wonderful picture. She looks so delicate and knowing. A great feel to it.

http://www.onpainting.wordpress.com said...

It would be a tough pose to hold, and to draw. Hard not to make the head straighten. You did it just right.

Steve Washburn said...

I just love it when portraits come out like this! They seem to have a story built right into them.

Connie said...

Hi Bonnie and thank you - I'm happy to see you here!

Connie said...

Thank you very much for stopping by, Bill. I really appreciate your nice comment on the portrait!

Connie said...

Thanks so much, Steve, glad you like it - I know what you mean about portraits.