Saturday, May 22, 2010

Wine and the Short Story - original oil pastel figurative sketch by Connie Chadwell


I wish I could say that this oil pastel sketch came from life, or came from a drawing from life.  But, it didn't.  My husband was flicking through the channels and I had a one-half second glimpse of someone reading a book.  I don't know if they had any wine or what color the book was and, actually, now that I think of it, I'm not certain it was a three-quarter view - might have been a profile.  Reading a book is one of my favorite pastimes, (right now, it's The Great Upheaval by Jay Winik).  I just started scribbling and this is the result.  It's on 9 x 12" Colourfix black paper.  Thanks so much for visiting my blog!

4 comments:

J. B. Alexandra said...

I love to read about the history of the artwork. It is amazing how in a split second glance captured and scrap the idea, may inspire you to such a beautiful picture. You have my great compliment.

n warner said...

Connie - you are a super duper multi-tasker! And quite extraordinary capture! :-) nina

Connie said...

Thanks so much, Alexandra, I'm glad you like the drawing, as well as the little history I included! Thank you for visiting my blog!

Connie said...

Hi Nina - it's so great to hear from you and thank you! How are you? Thanks for visiting!