Sunday, March 24, 2013

The Spanish Model - original oil pastel portrait sketch


The model was originally from Spain and had a sort of playful quality - really great at holding a pose, too.  This was a quick one, of course; these short sketches have to stand or fall on what's put down on the surface in a short time.  I think quick studies can be one of the best drawing improvers, plus show a bit of the artist in an unguarded moment.  It's on 7 x 5" Pastelbord.  Thank you for visiting my blog.

8 comments:

Lucy Chen said...

Connie, how do you make these studies into a final painting? How do you use them?

Last Cup Of Coffee said...

she's beautiful!

Elizabeth Seaver said...

This is a little gem, Connie. So much movement in a pensive pose!

hmuxo said...

Beautiful work, Connie! Lovely pose and colors...

Connie said...

Hi Lucy - I wish I could say that I always succeed in making studies into paintings, but the truth is that the studies are often better than the resulting painting. So, I have lots of studies but maybe in some unconscious way, they end up in my paintings because these practice pieces do help me to understand how humans look. Does this make sense - I know what I mean to say, but don't know if I said it well.

Connie said...

Thank you, Myra!!!

Connie said...

Thank you, Elizabeth, I appreciate your nice comment!

Connie said...

Thank you, Hilda!!!