Oil Pastel, 3.5 x 2.5"
In the spirit of the Challenge, this is the one I did on my lunch hour Friday. This piece was completed in about 20 minutes, and someone was talking to me almost the entire time I was painting it!! I'm also having a terrible time getting a good photograph or scan of it, so I'm not putting it on DPW.
No New Art Supplies!
One of my self-imposed rules for this challenge is that I am not allowed to purchase anything new until at least January 20. My "theme" is artistic freedom, more of an intention than a theme. I am exercising my freedom for at least the beginning part of the challenge, by using oil pastels, a medium I had long ago put away.
Using any kind of pastels is seductive towards your wallet, because as a pastelist, you never feel like you have the color you need. So you keep looking and buying. And there's always new supplies you hear about to make your artistic life better--new papers, solvents, storage units, etc.
I figure by the time I get to January 20, I'll have a better idea of what I REALLY need, if anything. I purchased some ResNGel, a non-toxic solvent, right before the challenge began, but other than that, I have stored pastel paper, mat board scraps, enough oil pastels to get a good start, etc.
Thanks for Watching!