Friday, June 14, 2013

Lila's Gaze - original oil pastel portrait painting

This painting began as a life drawing, but the model couldn't stay, so I took a photo, which isn't nearly as much fun as drawing from life, but you take what you can get when it comes to posing.  I did this one on a piece of Mi-Teintes board, which I love, and the drawing started out wild and crazy, with colors here and there, but then got a little more traditional - with more local color.  It's such a total pleasure to work - especially with the Senneliers - on Mi-Teintes board.  Love the texture!  And it comes in such beautiful colors, just like the Mi-Teintes paper.   This piece is about 16 x 12".  Thanks so much for stopping by!  And if you have a minute, please check out my oil pastel blog.

4 comments:

Anthony Duce said...

Wonderful piece. I love the expressed light and the loose drawing..

Last Cup Of Coffee said...

she's beautiful!

Connie said...

Thank you, Anthony - glad you like it!

Connie said...

Hi Myra - thank you!