Sunday, August 11, 2013

Another Torch Singer - original oil pastel figurative painting

I have a thing for torch singers and am trying out poses for them.  This drawing/painting is done with mostly Senneliers on 15 x 16" Canson Mi-Teintes board, which seems to keep the drawing loose.
My wonderful assistant, Roger, was sprayed by a skunk an hour or so ago.  Ugh!  I've been outside trying to get the peroxide/baking soda/dish detergent to work a miracle.  But time always seems to work the best, unfortunately.  So, even though he's locked up on the porch, the whole house smells like skunk - not the sort of far-off skunk smell, but the in-your-face skunk smell, which is pretty nasty. 
I guess Roger won't be assisting me for awhile.  Thanks for stopping by!


Lucy Chen said...

Love your new oil pastel, as always. And Connie, I wish I have models, too. But for now, I'll have to be happy with the face in the mirror.
I've just painted a new self portrait, and would love to have you pop over, too.

Anthony Duce said...

Can almost hear the song..
I've had success using a tomato juice rinse, followed by a scrub.

hmuxo said...

Beautiful painting, Connie..Wonderful

Connie said...

Hi Hilda - thank you so much!

Connie said...

Thank you Anthony! Next time I will try the tomato juice remedy. I just truly hope there's not a next time, though.

Connie said...

Thank you, Lucy, so much - I look forward to seeing your new work!