Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Floating Nude - original oil pastel nude

nude woman looking over shoulder on red rug that appears to be floating in air
I loved the pose and painted it on 5 x 7" Pastelbord using Sennelier oil pastels.  This brand of oil pastels is like painting/drawing with a luscious lipstick, plus by not sharpening to a point, I feel it keeps my work from being too tight.  It seems that when I touch the surface with the blunt, unsharpened oil pastel, it's anybody's guess where it will land 😀 and that often works out well, I think!
When I looked at this piece later in the day, I realized I hadn't fully covered the bottom with the red rug and decided it looked like she was floating - sooo "Floating Nude" it was.  Thanks for stopping by!


hmuxo said...

Beautifully painted Connie. You make it look so easy to be working with oil pastels...but you did a wonderful job on her...Love her pose.
I also liked your last painting of the jar with the ivy...nice work.

Connie Chadwell said...

Thank you Hilda - so sweet of you to comment - I really appreciate it!