Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Red Mug - original oil pastel portrait painting


This little 7 x 5" painting on Pastelbord began with a drawing of a young woman sitting in a café.  She was having a quiet moment before getting back in the fray.  I left this pretty loose and it's not really "finished", but that's my kind of thing.  Thanks so much for visiting!

8 comments:

Anthony Duce said...

So much atmosphere and personality expressed so simply. I like.

myra anderson said...

she's lovely!!!

Jeff Oxley said...

I really like the spontaneity in the hands, arms and blouse. A whole painting done in that manner would be.. fantastic. Faces are difficult to see abstractly if we care about a likeness. Sometimes we finish off a nice painting by sticking a face on it. Hopefully you know what I'm getting at. It is certainly not that I dislike this fine painting.

hmuxo said...

Leaving it loose is perfect...
Another wonderful pose and love the light on her face...

Connie said...

Thank you very much, Anthony - I appreciate your visit and your comment!

Connie said...

Hi Jeff - I completely get it and I always benefit from your comments - thank you!

Connie said...

Thank you so much, Hilda - I appreciate your comment and am glad you like her!

Connie said...

Hi Myra - and thank you!