Posts tagged pastels
Posts tagged pastels
I want her to fly off into the sunset someway
Ever since I found this watercolor pad at the odious Hobby Lobby store I’ve been in love. This pad is 140 lbs. And only 6” square, which motivates me to actually finish my drawings. When I was a teen, I always wanted to do album covers for the music business. Well, now that there is neither any such thing as a music business nor album art, this pad which is slightly larger than CD jewel box, lets me at least pretend that I have fulfilled my dream. All of the homages I’ve done, some of which are seen on my Big Brown Sketchbook blog, have been done using this pad. Strathmore has some square format watercolor pads that are larger, 10” square. A that size is more taxing on my attention span. I’m going to search around to see if there’s a 6” size from them. And did I mention that size is scannable?
My homage to Vermeer in oil pastel on 6” x 6” watercolor paper.
Tulips: 2011. 35 years separate these two drawings. The one on the left I created at age 15 in 1976. The one on the right I recreated this Friday morning using my new Mungyo oil pastels (blue box). I realized I’ve always liked the composition, plus the colors are fun and remind me of a Moroccan lantern set I saw at Pier 1 Imports recently, even though I came up with the idea 3 decades ago. I think I will see if someone else thinks so. I’ll remove the masking tape and sign it. But now, to bed.
Oil pastel drawing - all my color is laid down. Now I need to “sculpt” it a little.
Spent Sunday in the Park with my oil pastels & my iPod! I love being outside on a gorgeous day!
I took my pastels and pad with me last night to Hafer Park, parked the car under a tree and worked on my drawing some more. I love being outside on a pretty day, and that’s where I’ll be this afternoon, too!
Yesterday I started applying color to my oil pastel drawing of my croton bush, as mentioned in a previous entry
This was one of only a few attempts to do portraiture with chalk pastels. I found them extremely messy, got all over my hands, fingers, and floor/rug/whatever I was working on. Plus, getting a true likeness, the way I like to do it, was a fail. So, not a favorite medium. But, I wouldn’t have found out I hated it if I hadn’t tried working with it. Oil pastels are much neater.