Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Tiny Little Portrait - original oil pastel portrait painting

This little portrait is done on 3.5 x 2.5" heavy paper (pastel-colored illustration board) and was a real challenge to do with unsharpened oil pastels.  Although it's a little more difficult to do, I like the looseness that the dull point gives.
As a dog lover (see my Able Assistant at right), I've been listening to a Chet and Bernie mystery
Dog On It and loving it.  Chet (the dog) makes so many funny comments about humans that I look at Roger and think to myself  'is that what he's thinking when he looks at me?' - such a fun book!  As soon as I finish this one, I'll begin another one in the series. 
Thanks so much for stopping by Hackberry Street Studio!


suzannepaints said...

Love this little portrait.

hmuxo said...

Beautiful little portrait, Connie. I love the looseness of the painting. I've never tried oil pastels..does it blend well?

Connie said...

Thanks so much, Suzanne, and thank you for visiting my blog!

Connie said...

Hi Hilda - thank you for your very nice comment! You should try oil pastel - it does blend very easily - you would love it!