Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Well, sometimes I'm... hm... unattentive.

To put it in a mild sort of way. ^^
I read that you can cover a surface with oil pastels and then smear it with some turpentine, so they become like the oil paints, all mixed together giving this dreamy looks. So I took my oil pastels, and covered the whole page with different colours, and then, very excited and anxious, I took a big cup of water - WATER?!... - and tried to make my oil pastels to run and smudge, and behave like paints. (Good I didn't rub a hole in a page, I rubbed the brush so desperately!...)

What was I thinking?!...

No, I obviously wasn't thinking, I had a moment of a blackout, my brain had a five minute coffee break or something...
Then I took some grocery sunflower oil on a piece of cloth and it smeared the oil pastels beautifully! I must buy turpentine for this purpose. *^v^*

I finished the sketching for the first painting of the "Women" series last night and today I'm working on the background, and generally moving on with my work.

I'll leave you with a quotation from an amazing colourful woman and a great artists,Violette:
"It's just art, folks, don't make a big deal out of it!"

Oh, and the photo at the beginning of the post? It's a chocolate I got last night from Robert, the dark one, my favourite! *^v^*

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like you had an interesting day. But you learned in a pinch Sunflower oil works :)

    Enjoy your chocolate!!