Monday, February 23, 2015

The Model in a Dark Robe - original oil pastel figurative painting

This sketchy piece has made me so happy because I feel I got her skin tones correct.  Lately, I've been working on skin tones and trying to pay a lot of attention to getting just the right hue, value, etc., and - yippee - I have a good feeling about this one!  Am hoping to turn this into an oil painting, but whenever I attempt such things, something is lost - will keep trying, though.  Am I alone in having the problem of losing the feeling of the original when trying to move it to another medium?  On Strathmore 403 oil pastel paper, about 11 x 8".  Thanks so much for stopping by.


Anthony Duce said...

I like the drama in the pose and sense of movement. The coloring is great. I haven’t yet been able to improve upon the original sketch drawn from life. Tend to get bogged down in detail when not constrained by time.

hmuxo said...

She's beautiful Connie! Wonderful