My oil pastel work

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    Don’t want to hijack your thread but someone asked to see Sophia’s artwork. Here are 2

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    excuse the blurry iphone photos
     
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    Thanks for the comments on the silo transfer. I did tons of them when Polaroid was still easy to come by, so I apparently set a high bar for myself. That one, all I see are the flaws. :lol: Been ages since I sent anything in competitively. I've lost much of the films that I loved the best, so output has shrunk from me.

    Edible finger painting! Chocolate! :eek: I'd never leave the studio!
     
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    No harm at all, I wanted to see and I think @snowbear did, too. These are great! She does lovely work, great details. Details can be tricky with OP's, and she's nailed it. I love the sky in the top one.

    Be sure to tell her that her work was applauded! :clap: Hopefully she'll keep playing.
     
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    I love the beta. She has done very well, indeed. Thank you (and her) for sharing.
     
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    Thanks she as both thrilled that you liked them (on the inside) and annoyed at me for sharing them (on the outside). She corrected me and told me the fish is oil pastels but the Motif #1 is actually colored pencils. She says they look like oil pastels when on black paper.

    She was very impressed by Terry’s Van Gogh and the abstract portrait.
     
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    I really like the first one, didn't realize that was done in color pencils (although I could tell it was different). I personally like pencils more than good ol' Craypas because I like to sketch and get thinner more precise lines and a different look than you get with pencils. (Although even crayons are fun to play with!)

    Has she taken much art? She seems to have a good sense of proportion in her artwork. (Which I found I learned a lot about in art classes many moons ago.)

    Terri you would've loved being an EI Specialist, lots of gooey fun!! I was always wearing something home on me. :icon_lol:

    I'd like to try pencils on black paper, don't remember ever doing that and I like that idea. Realized I actually do have some black paper handy but I'm rusty, might have to practice a little. Or a lot.
     
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    I'm impressed by all the paintings posted, and the photographs, too.

    My favorite is the beach scene. I find it exceedingly charming and wonder what is the size of the canvas?
     
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    Interesting - I'm guessing with lots of layers, the colored pencils build up a sheen, which would certainly look similar to OP's. Sorry she had to feel embarrassed (I can almost hear the gasps of horror!) but glad you posted her work. She has nothing to be shy about! :)
     
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    Thank you so much! It's done on paper, actually - 9x12" Arches oil paper. I haven't done anything using oil pastels on canvas - such a textured surface, it can eat up a lot of the OP stick.

    It's great paper for oil pastels, since it has gesso or some kind of ground mixed in with the paper pulp when it's made. A few work-in-progress photos of this piece:

    The underlying sketch, showing most of the base layer of oil pastel over it:
    Mackinac Island beach1.jpg

    Then the way it looked after I blended/washed the OP with Turpenoid (it was burnt sienna, I believe). I do recall a mild freak-out at this point - that came out a lot brighter than I thought it would - I was pretty sure I'd ruined it. :lol:

    Mackinac Island beach2.jpg


    Then painting over with layers of various oil pastels, until done:

    Mackinac Island beach3.jpg


    Mackinac Island beach4.jpg

    I often forget to stop and take pics while I go. It helps me to look back later and see how I built something up.
     
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