Saturday, January 19, 2013

Red Floor - original oil pastel figurative painting

One of my favorite haunts - cafes.   Much like bars, except people don't generally loosen up in restaurants the way they do when it's late and the booze is flowing.  Nevertheless, a great place to observe people.  
This painting was done on 7 x 5" Pastelbord with mostly Sennelier oil pastels.  I love using these juicy sticks against the gritty Pastelbord.  It really grabs oil pastel and holds it for several layers before the tooth is filled. 
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10 comments:

Ralph said...

Have never used oil pastels but have used soft ones. I like what you are achieving with the oil ones. Marvellous.

Jeff Oxley said...

Hi Connie. I love this piece. The way you flattened the foreground, the economic rendering, the expressive color.. Wonderful!

Last Cup Of Coffee said...

this is wonderful! can you please show us at least one of your drawings in the book? pretty please?

Lucy Chen said...

this could be a lovely decor for the cafe

hmuxo said...

Once again, I enjoy your work with oil pastels...always amazed because to me its such a difficult medium that you do SO well with. Excellent piece, Connie.

Connie said...

Thank you, Ralph - very nice hearing from you! You should try oil pastels - I'll bet you'd love them!

Connie said...

Hi Jeff and thank you - I'm so glad you like my painting!

Connie said...

Hi Myra - thanks so much - one of my drawings is folk dancer - if I can figure out how, I'll post them. I'm so far from being a technical type it's not funny.

Connie said...

Thank you Lucy - that's a great idea - love hearing from you!

Connie said...

Hey Hilda - thank you for your nice comment - I appreciate your kind remarks!