Monday, June 1, 2015

Portrait Study in Oil Pastel

 This is a quick portrait study in oil pastel.  The aim is to review some of the techniques used in my oil pastel class.  In this example, I am using watercolour paper that is sealed with Holbein transparent gesso.  This is a granular gesso that adds texture to the paper surface. The preliminary drawing is done with watercolour pencils.

The oil pastels are Holbein Artist Oil Pastels.  They have a creamy rich texture that allows me to create a drawing that has a painterly quality to it.