Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Brenda - original oil pastel portrait drawing


I wish I'd had more time for this drawing, but  anyway, I loved working on this gray-blue Strathmore 403 oil pastel paper. I know - it looks tan, but that is just my pathetic photography.  My palette was very limited. It's about 9 x 9".  Thanks so much for stopping by!

12 comments:

Anthony Duce said...

Great sketch. I like when the color of the paper is joined into the shadows and colors of the face.

Diana Moses Botkin said...

Lovely portrait study, Connie!

myra anderson said...

i'm loving everything!!

Jeff Oxley said...

Portraits are not easy.. I think you captured something personal here.

hmuxo said...

A beautiful portrait. I love her pose. I as well have so much problems getting the correct colors in a photograph before posting..

Connie said...

Thank you so much, Hilda - and it's also nice to know I'm not alone in getting the right colors!

Connie said...

Hi Jeff and thank you - I appreciate your comment very much!

Connie said...

Hey Myra - I'm loving that you stopped by - thank you!

Connie said...

Thanks very much, Diana - I'm so happy you stopped by!

Connie said...

Thank you, Anthony - I agree about the colored paper. Fun to work with!

Lucy Chen said...

Connie, I'm happy to tell you that I've finally ordered a pack of oil pastel from Dick Blick. They're easier to travel with, and I plan to take them with me when I go to visit my dad and grandma in China in October. It's too difficult to take oil paints with me, so I thought I'd use this opportunity to try the oil pastels. Let's see how it goes.

Thank you for inspiring me and always keeping oil pastels in my mind.

Connie said...

Hi Lucy - I am SO glad you got the oil pastels! You will love them, I think - just treat them as if they were soft pastels - use them on their sides, etc. and you can layer them, too. I will be so interested to hear how you like them. And I hope you have a wonderful trip to China!