• Krista on Black Paper - original oil pastel portrait

    1 month ago - By Hackberry Street Studio

    Strathmore's black mixed media paper is such a perfect support for oil pastel, which is what I used for this piece. Drawing a model seated in a chair while I was perched on a barstool isn't the usual arrangement, but it worked so maybe I'll use this set-up in the future. I did some smoothing with my finger on this one, and maybe could have done more, but I do like strokes to show at least a bit. Using black paper here with my Senneliers, but I also love Strathmore's blue mixed media - haven't tried the gray, but I will soon. Am going to give the gray a try with my Caran d'Ache pastel...
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