Monday, November 12, 2007

Lottie dreaming (oil pastel on board)

Before I got this horrid flu, I managed to spend some time this weekend experimenting with a technique I saw in my encyclopedia of pastel techniques. I covered a piece of art board with permanent black india ink (three layers), and then once it had dried, covered it again with a thick layer of oil pastels. Then I scratched out the image using a palette knife and nail file. It was a bit messy, but I like the textured look of it. What do you think?


hundred and one said...

OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I don't believe I've found you again. I really have missed you/your blog... sorry for embarassing you. :) You've just made my evening and I encourage you to embark on the sacred life journey.


Melissa Connolly said...

I love this! I, too, think it has great textures, and I'm sure it's even better in person! You should try some more!

changapeluda said...

101, heee hee....whattaya think about that?
very cool, not embarrassing at all.

Speaking of very cool:
there's a metal shelf/cabinet outside in the elements with spiderwebs and dried up old leaves. but it's dry and Tools are in there. A big honkin' metal file most importantly that i took to some wooden hearts i jigsawed out.
I'm up to no good christmas craftery...ho ho ho!

I dig the color mixturez here.