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Finally giving English cottage 2007 a place too!


English cottage 2007 ©copyright2015owpp

English cottage 2007
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I have finally gotten around to framing & classifying my work & am glad to show it off to you! Hope you’ll like the space I’m giving it 🙂 P.s I had posted it on the 5th of November 2012 among one of first posts on this blog! see… https://oawritingspoemspaintings.wordpress.com/?s=english+cottage+2007 You can check out my new instagram account too on… LIFE_PAINTINGS For orders you can contact me at, nnona46@hotmail.com Thank you!

Fantasy from the underlayer-Drawing the unknown…


Fantasy  ©copyright2013owpp

Fantasy
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Here, I let my hand wander through the times my
Imagination
Would run wild, where my crayons would lead the way to
Shapes
Never planned, take control of colors… the vanguard
Of an army
Of ideas lying in the underlayer, waiting to spring out
Free
Uninhibited, uninhabited by minds already born…

P.s
As a much younger person I used to let my hand roam freely on the page creating beautiful shapes which with time got lost… Here I tried to recapture that talent but it will need some practice.
The good part is that my oil pastel experience is getting on 🙂

Autumn sunshine


Autumn sunshine Nov.2013 ©copyright2013owpp

Autumn sunshine Nov.2013
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A.S close up Nov. 2013 ©copyright2013owpp

A.S close up Nov. 2013
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This blogger http://oilpastelsbymary.com/ does the most amazing drawing in oil pastels and inspired me so much that I went out to buy myself (I was lucky to find them on sale!) Sennelier oil pastels in the basic colors to try out the novelty of texture & technique required. This is the results of having a load of fun with my imagination 🙂

I had no idea which brand to choose but only asked for one that would be easier to mix & work with. I got really lucky because I found out later that a lot of artist prefer working with it.

My first steps into the world of art 2007


I am posting today three of my first sketches ( well, almost, I tried out my hand on faces & profiles too )
Those sketches were very significant to me. They let me fantasize and peak, into a future I thought
could only stay in the domain of dreams 🙂
Have a wonderful day!

Abraham Lincoln sketch 2007 ©copyright2013owpp

Abraham Lincoln sketch 2007
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Greek statue sketch 2007 ©copyright2013owpp

Greek statue sketch 2007
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George Washington sketch 2007 ©copyright2013owpp

George Washington sketch 2007
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The girl with the pearl 2007


The girl with the pearl 2007 ©copyright2013owpp

The girl with the pearl 2007
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This Pastel crayons drawing was inspired by the film I had seen ” Girl with a pearl earring ” with scarlett Johansson as the main character.
I’ll put in the information about this film in case you are interested in watching it, it infuses you in the world of art and if you are not too sure about your future as an artist, it stimulates and encourages you in that direction. I’ll see if I have the possibility to find it on you tube and post it to you.
Let me know what you think about this drawing!

The painting Girl with a Pearl Earring is one of Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer’s masterworks and, as the name implies, uses a pearl earring for a focal point. Today the painting is kept in the Mauritshuis gallery in The Hague. Wikipedia
Artist: Johannes Vermeer
Location: Mauritshuis
Dimensions: 44 cm x 39 cm
Created: 1665
Genre: Portrait
Media: Oil paint

Girl with a Pearl Earring is a 2003 drama film directed by Peter Webber. The screenplay was adapted by screenwriter Olivia Hetreed based on the novel of the same name by Tracy Chevalier. Wikipedia
Release date: August 31, 2003 (initial release)
Director: Peter Webber
DVD release date: May 4, 2004
Cinematography: Eduardo Serra
Awards: Polish Academy Award for Best European Film

Château dans la brûme 2008 ( Castle in the mist )


Château dans la brûme 2008 ©copyright2013owpp

Château dans la brûme 2008
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In my beginnings, I wanted to experiment every way of drawing, painting, techniques tools and materials. ( I was very curious and adventurous ) There is such an array , I don’t think I’ll ever get through the collection , but that is the reason for the heterogeneity of my paintings and drawings and the different approaches and expressions in my art.
This was drawn in Pastel crayons.
I love its consistency, and the effect it has as a whole.
But I somehow ended up working recently exclusively with acrylic.
My next ” dare ” is to venture into the ” hazards ” of oil painting. I know it is far less simple than acrylic, the fumes, the cleaning up after with white spirit which is so toxic… If you have any suggestions about how to use oil paint in a ecological way, I’m open to new ideas.
Let me know what you think about Pastel.
Have a good day!