Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Oil Pastel Painting: “full Moon Song”

It's quite obvious, I can’t get enough of my oil pastels. For this painting I’ve used some photo’s which I’ve found online for reference, to be able to draw the wolf and the woman in the right pose. The whole painting is made with shades of grey and blue in order to create a nighttime feel.  So far it has been a great oil pastel adventure…

Full Moon Song wolf woman

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  1. Ellen your work is really coming into it's own. You're really finding your voice! Beautiful work!

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    1. Thank you so much Catherine. I do feel more confident about my work lately :)

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  2. Wondeful!!! Congrats my dear friend!!! You are a great artist! Big kiss!!!

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  3. Beautiful! I like the glow effect you created for the moon. I haven't used pastels, chalk or charcoal in years. They are serving you well. I'm glad you are enjoying them!

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    1. Thank you. honestly I didn't expect it would be such fun to work with oil pastels. Soft pastels is a whole different story though :)

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  4. Wow, you have found your niche with these oil pastels! Wonderful! And the woman looks so intense listening to the wolf. :)

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    1. Thank you Bev and yes, I suppose I have. It is so relaxing to work with them

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  5. Wow, that is beautiful! I love those colors.

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  6. Ellen, Wonderful job. Looks great!

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  7. It is absolutely lovely <3 I am always attracted to oil pastels, but then when I sit to use them I end up frustrated with the difficulty in blending. But you've achieved a nice effect here with the moon, and by using similar colors the blending is not really an issue. I love it!

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    1. Thanks Olivia I love working with it. When you add multiple layers of color or even add colorless pastel the blending goes much easier. A blending stump is also a good tool to use for blending

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  8. Oh I wanted to say when I was working primarily with pastel on canvas I would use my fingers to mix them. It was a nice effect and a real tactile experience

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  9. Luminous. Evocative. Compelling. Wonderful, Ellen.

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