This oil pastel drawing was done in class, and some at home from a photo. I was pleased with the result. Art in oil pastel can be tricky. Although this piece turned out fairly colorful, I always remember that value is the most important. Oil pastels can also be difficult sometimes to get the fine lines, such as around the edges of the ornaments. You have to use just the edge of the pastel stick to get the fine line, and sometimes you can even cheat a little and use a white colored pencil or something similar (I didn’t do that in this piece btw).
I really need a better set of oil pastels. These expressionist are just not happening. Luckily I had a stick of sennelier white. Anyone feeling generous, feel free to visit Jerry’s Artarama and pick out a nice set for me. Anyway, I think this worked out rather well. Need to brighten up those yellows in back though, now that I look at it from a photographic perspective…
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