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Violinist Oil Pastel by macys Violinist Oil Pastel by macys
Original from: =directionsforpest's beautiful photo: Violinist

The lovely OIL PASTELS :D done in strips. 20"x20".
Took me a good few hours, no more than 6. I'm rather a quick worker when it comes to traditional arts.

It was done on white illustration board and I pasted the 3 strips on a 'black on black' board with spacing in between each strips.


I got a DD!! :dance: Never did I think I would ever get one!
Man was I so happy!!!!
Just ask ~Peanut-Olive for my reaction. He saw it all.
Out of my excitement, I ran straight into the bathroom door and all you heard that moment was a :clunk: and then a :squeal:
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=macys's Violinist Oil Pastel is an impressive composition with deep shadows and rich hues. ( Featured by limnides )
PinkCarmine Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love work with Oil Pastels, this has just pushed me to be better!
IdNiDveifencetum Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
West1Jess Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013
I am just now learning about oil pastels, so when I saw this I was intimidated, and very much impressed. Gorgeous.
BloodshotInk Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
Hi there! I featured this gorgeous
piece here. Hope you like it! Thanks
Quick warning it is a mature collection
so probably not safe for work viewing.
boxOFjuice Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012
frickin AWESOME!
penneyknightly Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012
This is incredible. I just went to an art workshop today and was got a very basic demonstration of oil pastel technique. At this point in my educational arc, I can't hardly imagine how this beautiful of a composition was done with them. I was having difficulties in blending colors together, and everything looks so "dirty" and muddy - how did you ever manage to keep this so clean? Do you clean your sticks after each stroke?

I also heard that using turpentine or turpenoid can yield some interesting blending effects, too, but haven't tried it yet. It that a technique you employ often?

I am fascinated. This is outstanding. I hope you have it for sale in a gallery somewhere where others can appreciate it in person.
macys Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013
I've been so absent from this site, I'm sorry for such a late reply. But for blending, I usually light my sticks with a lighter to soften the tip to prep it for better blending and I do wipe them down to keep them clean. Thank you :)
Silvermare Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
As a fellow oil pastel artist, I must say this is excellent! Truly, you are among the few who have mastered the medium.

Which brand did you use?
macys Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013
Sorry for the extremelyyy late reply. But I THINK I used pentel. It's been such a long time.
vuk99 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012
nice! look my gallery meaby there is something good:)
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