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Seated Nude on Blue - original oil pastel nude

SEATED NUDE ON BLUE - ORIGINAL OIL PASTEL NUDE

I began this drawing with a graphite pencil and then worked on it with Sennelier oil pastels and a few Caran d'Ache on Strathmore 8...

Ink Dancers 3 - original ink drawing of tango dancers

INK DANCERS 3 - ORIGINAL INK DRAWING OF TANGO DANCERS

Here's a quick ink drawing that I did with ink pen and brush. The ink was water soluble of course, which made it so much fun and totally...

 
 
 
Woman with a Fan - original oil pastel portrait painting

WOMAN WITH A FAN - ORIGINAL OIL PASTEL PORTRAIT PAINTING

Here's one that I'm trying before painting the same pose in oil. I'm pretty happy with it. A problem arises though, when I don't get...

A Winter Day - original oil pastel portrait painting

A WINTER DAY - ORIGINAL OIL PASTEL PORTRAIT PAINTING

I think everyone in Texas is sick of winter - especially what this winter has brought. We were lucky, but I know so many weren't! Texas...

 
 
 
Barrie - original oil portrait painting

BARRIE - ORIGINAL OIL PORTRAIT PAINTING

Texas is probably just about done digging itself out of the ice and snow of this past week. Our family fared pretty well, but sad to...

From an Ancient Torso - original mixed media figurative drawing

FROM AN ANCIENT TORSO - ORIGINAL MIXED MEDIA FIGURATIVE DRAWING

So great to sketch from these beautiful creations - in this case, using charcoal, graphite and Caran d'Ache neocolor 1 - on Strathmore...

 
 
 
Krista on Black Paper - original oil pastel portrait

KRISTA ON BLACK PAPER - ORIGINAL OIL PASTEL PORTRAIT

Strathmore's black mixed media paper is such a perfect support for oil pastel, which is what I used for this piece. Drawing a model...

Two-Step Scribble - charcoal and oil pastel figurative sk

TWO-STEP SCRIBBLE - CHARCOAL AND OIL PASTEL FIGURATIVE SK

This sketch is one I did from the 2019 rodeo dance and sometimes I just get such satisfaction from one of these drawings, even though...

 
 
 
A Little Sketch of the Model - original charcoal portrait drawing

A LITTLE SKETCH OF THE MODEL - ORIGINAL CHARCOAL PORTRAIT DRAWING

I absolutely love to work in black and white, especially when drawing from life. I did this drawing using a General's Peel and Sketch...

Looky What I Got Yesterday!

LOOKY WHAT I GOT YESTERDAY!

I splurged a little and bought several CrayPas Specialists, some Caran d'Ache Neopastels and a few of my usual Senneliers. So exciting...

 
 
 
Reluctant Vera - original oil portrait sk

RELUCTANT VERA - ORIGINAL OIL PORTRAIT SK

Here's one from a drawing group where the model didn't show, and in those cases, everybody takes a turn as the model - or most everybody,...

Ready for Night - original pastel pencil portrait drawing

READY FOR NIGHT - ORIGINAL PASTEL PENCIL PORTRAIT DRAWING

Here's a pastel pencil drawing that I did some time ago, using a very limited palette of Caran d'Ache pencils. At that time, I only...

 
 
 
Guitar Practice - original graphite portrait drawing

GUITAR PRACTICE - ORIGINAL GRAPHITE PORTRAIT DRAWING

Although I hardly ever use graphite, I had a great time doing this one on Strathmore marker paper that I had to buy for a landscape...

Maiko - original oil pastel portrait of a maiko

MAIKO - ORIGINAL OIL PASTEL PORTRAIT OF A MAIKO

I love drawing geisha and maiko. This interest began with a drawing group I attended years ago where there was a model from Japan who...

 
 
 
Feather Earrings - original oil pastel portrait

FEATHER EARRINGS - ORIGINAL OIL PASTEL PORTRAIT

ONE OF MY DRAWINGS WAS ACCEPTED FOR EXHIBITION IN THE CATHARINE LORILLARD WOLFE ONLINE SHOW IN OCTOBER I was trying to work with neutrals...

Nude on Black Paper - original oil pastel nude

NUDE ON BLACK PAPER - ORIGINAL OIL PASTEL NUDE

Ever since my college days where I first encountered life drawing classes, drawing nudes has been my very favorite art thing - could...

 
 
 
The Flamenco Dancer in Profile - original oil pastel portrait

THE FLAMENCO DANCER IN PROFILE - ORIGINAL OIL PASTEL PORTRAIT

I started this portrait a few months ago, painted most of the pose, then put it where I passed by several times a day, but sort of...

Scribbled Dancers - original ink figurative drawing

SCRIBBLED DANCERS - ORIGINAL INK FIGURATIVE DRAWING

I was watching a movie and this couple was dancing and I just had to draw them. This was one of those times when drawing from memory...

 
 
 
Little Landscape - original small oil landscape painting

LITTLE LANDSCAPE - ORIGINAL SMALL OIL LANDSCAPE PAINTING

Okay - not really my thing, but was out at the park, sooo.. .. The canvas is 5 x 4", and that makes it easier. It's been way above...

Lilia Looking Back - original oil pastel portrait

LILIA LOOKING BACK - ORIGINAL OIL PASTEL PORTRAIT

Not a pose she could hold for the usual 20 minutes at a time, but little by little we got it done. For this one, I used Pastel Premier...

 
 
 



Emma Elliott presents new marble sculptures at on form 18

Emma Elliott presents new marble sculptures at on form 18

Emma Elliott is one of forty sculptors selected for on form 18, a biennial exhibition of sculpture in stone at Asthall Manor in the Cotswolds. She joins world renowned and... Read more ...

"Beirut, after the Dust Settles" in Design and the City Podcast

"Beirut, after the Dust Settles" in Design and the City Podcast

© Rami Rizk For Design and the City's sixth episode - a podcast by reSITE on how to make cities more liveable, the team interviewed Christele Harrouk , Archdaily's Managing... Read more ...

Melting Glaciers Have Exposed Frozen Relics of World War I

Artifacts from the White War - a battle between Italian and Austro-Hungarian troops that took place in the forbidding heights of the Alps - are on their way to a museum. Read more ...

On The Sunny Side

On The Sunny Side

Saturday Leftover Day. Tom Sims was a comic strip writer who is known for little else than his stint as a writer on The Thimble Theater, the strip that was known for... Read more ...

"Green Roof"

"Green Roof"

This is my demo painting I did two days ago for my One-Day Zoom Workshop. It was another successful one. The feedbacks from my 3 Zoom workshops so far have approved that using... Read more ...

Gorgeous Sunset With Magical Statues Of Easter Island Chile Watercolor

Gorgeous Sunset With Magical Statues Of Easter Island Chile Watercolor

I was always fascinated by monumental statues of Easter Island, Chile. Here is the watercolor painting of a gorgeous sunset on Easter Island with their Moai Stones. This... Read more ...

The Art Party Circuit Comes Roaring Back at Frieze New York

But even Michael R. Bloomberg, whose name graces the building, got stuck outside the Shed until he provided the proper Covid documentation. Read more ...

Got Masks? Here's What to Do With Them

As more people are vaccinated and guidelines around mask wearing are easing, some are finding ways to preserve, repurpose and recycle their face coverings. Read more ...

Jake Tapper's Hero Is Embedded With the Rat Pack, Hoping to Catch a Rat

Tapper's new thriller, “The Devil May Dance,” plumbs the connections among Hollywood, the Mafia and the Kennedy administration. Read more ...

Trying to Imagine Post-Pandemic Life? Virginia Woolf and Toni Morrison Can Help

“To the Lighthouse” and “Beloved” suggest how to envision a world we might actually want to re-enter. Read more ...

Making a Collagraph from Mat Board with Acrylic Gloss Varnish

Making a Collagraph from Mat Board with Acrylic Gloss Varnish

This is a post from Belinda Del Pesco's Art Blog Belinda Del Pesco . Acrylic Gloss Varnish Sealer on Mat Board Collagraphs When you make a collagraph plate from mat board , the... Read more ...