Sunday, February 28, 2016

Geisha with a Parasol - original oil pastel portrait painting

This is just so totally outside of what I usually do that once I started, I just couldn't stop - like forbidden territory.  The geisha life has always been fascinating to me - beautiful, but a little sad - and sometimes I simply have to dress a model as much like a geisha as I can.  This painting is on 12 x 12" Pastelbord, using lots of juicy Sennelier oil pastels.  Thanks for stopping by!


hmuxo said...

It's hard to believe this painting is on a 12x12 canvas because of all the details. She's all the vibrant colors and patterns. I can see you enjoyed painting this!!

Connie Chadwell said...

Hi Hilda - and thank you - it just seemed to be one of those things where I simply couldn't stop.