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Thursday, 11 October 2012

Oil Pastels?

Hi!  Have you ever done something that you wish you could go back & change???  Or even wish that you hadn't done it at all??? hahaha!  Here is mine...


I even had trouble uploading it hahaha!!!  This is another page for The Craft Barn's Calendar Challenge, this time working with oil pastels...totally new to me!  Others use them for backgrounds but I had a go at doing a picture.  But saying that, these oil pastels are really vibrant & easy to blend.  I mean to play with them some more.

I have done a small picture of St Michaels Mount in Cornwall (I am amazed it looks like it too :D ) using 3 colours and blending with my fingers. I found that for this it was as easy as using a paper stump. I masked off an uneven shape before I started colouring, then went round with a coloured pen. I edged the card with a mix of distress inks.

From The Craft Barn I used:

Oil pastels in: cobalt blue, burnt ochre & white
Calendar

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Thank you for taking a look today, HUGS xxxx

8 comments:

Annie said...

I could tell exactly where it was of Karen so well done you. I love playing with pastels but just don't have enough hours in my day.
Hugs,
A x

BJ said...

It's lovely Karen,love the uneven boarder too it add such movement. BJ

Maggie said...

Oh Karen this is Fabulous I have a sketch of St. Micheals Mount but I prefer your version.....thanks for sharing

MaggieH

Dawn said...

Awe bless you darling. Its such a lovely picture and so very accurate, you should be proud sweetie, lol I wouldn't have been brave enough to even try.
Huge hugs x x x x

Traceyr said...

That is a great picture Karen with lots of movement in it. :)

Anonymous said...

Whoa! This blog looks exactly like my old one! It’s on a completely different subject but it has pretty much the same layout and design. Outstanding choice of colors!

Gez said...

Gorgeous artwork Karen.. it's stunning.xx

LindaS said...

Step back and take a look and see what I see a wonderful scene with stormy weather.