Monday, February 06, 2012

Crazy Little Boogie Woogie - original oil figurative painting

Here's a version of last night's charcoal drawing, done with oil sticks  - not oil pastels.  They're  unavailable in oil pastel sizes, so it's really difficult to be exact unless you sharpen them.  R&F sticks are soft, so that would be difficult.  They're not only soft - they're luscious beyond belief and a real pleasure to use.  I also use Winsor & Newton and Sennelier, but my faves are the R&F; I've been meaning to try Shiva, too, but just haven't gotten around to it.  Oil sticks harden just like oil paint because they really are oil paint in stick form.
Since the sticks are pretty big (and these are the small sizes) I simply aimed for the general vicinity of the place I wanted to make a mark and let whatever happened, just happen.   If, like me, you love to draw, give the oil sticks a try.  I am such a drawing enthusiast that I try to use all kinds of different drawing media and right now, I'm big on oil sticks!
The painting is on 6 x 6" Gessobord.  Thanks so much for stopping by!


Elizabeth Seaver said...

The oil sticks make for amazingly expressive work, Connie. The painting is wonderful.

hmuxo said...

You're amazing, Connie! This is another winner! The movement is certainly felt with this one!!! Excellent job!

Connie said...

Hi Elizabeth and thank you! I'm really delighted to see you here!

Connie said...

Hi Hilda - thanks so much - I'm very pleased you like it!