Friday, August 01, 2014

Sketch of Lexie Sleeping - original oil pastel figurative drawing

I started this sketch with watercolor, but after about three strokes, I knew it wouldn't work out, (as most of my attempts with watercolor do).  So, onward with my trusty oil pastels.  The support is 9 x 12" 140 pound cold press watercolor paper which worked out well - it's really a lot like Sennelier oil pastel paper.  Thanks for stopping by!

8 comments:

Amy F said...

I absolutely love this one, Connie!! Beautiful colors!

Anthony Duce said...

Made me think of the model, maybe the last pose of the day, letting her take a short nap. Like this painting a lot.

hmuxo said...

So many times I want to do an oil painting and I automatically take out my pastels,,,hmmmm ..what does that say? LOVE her pose and the colors in her blanket...nice work, Connie..

n warner said...

Love the colors and languid pose. I am glad you can get to the right medium....creatively speaking of course!

Connie said...

Thank you, Amy - it's so nice to hear from you - hope all is great - love to everybody!

Connie said...

Thanks so much, Anthony - yes the last pose is the perfect time for the model to nap - actually, I'm pretty tired by then, too.

Connie said...

Thank you, Hilda - I appreciate your comment. I'm just SO much more comfortable with pastels/oil pastels - it's the "drawingness" of it, I think. No brush between me and the paper. My attempt at analysis, anyway.

Connie said...

Hi Nina - thank you - LOVE the comment humor! LOL Delighted to see you here!