Sunday, February 26, 2017

EXPLORING NEW MATERIALS


Friday was the last day of a big sale for a local art supply store in preparation of moving to a new location.   I decided to take advantage of the opportunity and buy some expensive oil pastels.   I have about three sets of inexpensive oil pastels and have periodically experimented with using them.  All drawing media intrigues me.  Tbis is a piece I first experimented drawing on a printed background mounted on foam board.  Here are some more colorful oil pastel experiments on top of acrylic printed pages in  a small sketchbook.  I find I like the look and feel of oil pastel over acrylic.  





9 comments:

Barbara said...

love these! I was just trying to fix a blah watercolor... did acrylic over parts...and added some oil pastel that i borrowed from a friend. She has the Caran D'ache set of 48. what do you have?? what do you prefer? better to just get the $$ ones and not bother with the others? thanx!!

Harriet Goitein said...

Strong image. Very special. Terrific

Myrna Wacknov said...

Barbara, Thank you for your comment. The more expensive the oil pastell, the creamier and easier to mark with . Depending on how serious you wish to work would determine how much to invest. I bought all these inexpensive sets because I could get so many more colors and I wasn't interested in doing serious work with them. I am beginning to see more possibilities now and willing to invest in better quality materials. I have not checked out the Caran D'Ache brand of oil pastels but like their watersoluable ones.

Myrna Wacknov said...

Thanks, Harriet. You are a great friend!

Ignacio Avalos Rodriguez said...

Beautiful portraits!
It shows your knowledge and skills to work with the medium.
I've been following your blog for a long time,however;I just discovered the video about your solo show.
It's truly extraordinary,so many beautiful paintings.
congratulations!

RH Carpenter said...

Your drawing ability is amazing to me, so beautifully done. With the background of the top drawing (which is wonderful!), I kept thinking it should be titled The Chef at Rest :) ha ha

Myrna Wacknov said...


thank you, Ignacio. I appreciate your kind words.

Myrna Wacknov said...

Rhonda, you are too funny!! Trader Joe's puts out a publication with more colorful print so I couldn't resist. Next time I will consider adding a chef's toque. Thank you for the lovely complements about my drawing.

Meera Rao said...

What wonderful drawings! I love how expressive they are -- your use of pastels is pretty perfect!

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