Monday, June 07, 2010

Rockabilly Gal - original oil pastel figurative by Connie Chadwell


This 12 x 9" oil pastel on Pastelbord depicts one of the performers in a show billed as 'rockabilly'.  I LOVE this term, 'rockabilly', and have been doing a little research on it the past couple of weeks.  The definitions are as fluid as pomade (that hair stuff for men in the '50's).  I just had to throw that in - it seemed to fit the times.   The definitions are really much more fluid than that.  Years ago, I sold an oil pastel that I called 'Rock and Roller', but I realize now that he was actually a rockabilly guitarist.  His clothes, his guitar and his hair all point in that direction.
I have a rockabilly band drawn on Pastelbord and will get that done, soon.  Thanks so much for stopping by my blog!

6 comments:

Anthony Duce said...

Very lively... I like the background and the action.

Peggy said...

That's interesting! Yes it is the background that caught my eye too, esp the figure on the left. It suggests so much

J. B. Alexandra said...

Oh, there is tremendous dynamism. I love the people on the move, as you can capture just you. Great.
I love this style of music. It seemed to be a prime beginning of rock and roll, right? Roy Orbison, Johnny Cash, Buddy Holly ...

Connie said...

Thanks so much, Anthony!

Connie said...

Thank you for visiting, Peggy - that guy in the background will make another appearance, soon!

Connie said...

Hi Alexandra - thanks so much for your nice comment! Yes - all those guys were so great - love their music!