Oil Pastel, 5x7"
Interesting thing about the 30 in 30...you find out things like:
Who really cares if you remember to eat?
Who really cares enough if you remember to eat that he suggests pouring cashews into your mouth while you continue painting?
Any of you have anything like that going on in your life? Must be hard to be the spouse of an artist during the 30 in 30!
OK, About the Painting!
I learned SO MUCH from painting this one. I taped out a white border around it, and the parts in this image that are white (at the bottom) are where the tape pulled off some of the paper when I removed it. I kind of like it though, and it looks better when you can see the white border.
For some reason, with oil pastel, I really like seeing some of the white edges showing into the image (rough edges), maybe because the oil pastel is so thick, it brings some lightness in. Not to mention, Wolf Kahn himself often left white showing around the edges of his pastel paintings (did you miss the quotes from his book Pastel that I mentioned in yesterday's post?).
I have to admit, I resorted to adding in some of my old friends, the trusty colored pencil, to this one...