Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Woman With Snake Tattoo; Seated Woman On Gold Paper; Reclining Figure In Red, White And Blue
Woman With Snake Tattoo is oil pastel on pastel paper, 12"x16".
The small piece is oil pastel on gold fibrous paper, for the sketchbook project.
The third, unfinished piece (Reclining Figure in Red, White And Blue) is oil pastel on pastel paper, about 8"x12". I expect to add more white to it and better define the shapes with black and red.
Anyway, I actually learned a bit about pastels today, courtesy of an artist, Maria Lyle, who also attends these drawing meetups and who is very skilled with and knowledgeable about pastel. And does some beautiful stuff. (Check out the link.)
About these drawings:
Of course, I arrived late. But, some folks left early, so I was able to move around.
The model is a teacher and a poet, and on breaks, we were able to talk a bit about writers and books--some of my favorite things, as a consumer. She is also a stronger appearing, more muscular type than the usual models we've been drawing.