Monday, February 19, 2018

Mary - original oil pastel portrait painting

On this portrait of Mary, (who looks a little sad, but I think it's just boredom) I used acrylic paint on Strathmore acrylic paper, then drew over it with oil pastel.  I try to have some of these acrylic painted sheets on hand, just in case.  If you haven't tried the paper, it's really great - 246 lb. and with a canvas-like texture, it works for lots of painting and drawing materials.  This piece is 12 x 9" - thanks for stopping by!

6 comments:

John Simlett said...

Interesting technique - it obviously paid off: lovely portrait

Aimeslee W. said...

Connie you are soooo gifted - love the dancer, the guitarist and the black haired lady with the interesting. And this one, too. You work miracles with oil pastels! xoxoxo

hmuxo said...

Beautifully painted Connie!!!!

Connie Chadwell said...

Thanks so much, Hilda!

Connie Chadwell said...

Wow, Aimeslee! Thank you so much for you comment - very nice!

Connie Chadwell said...

Hi John and thank you!