This little painting was done with Oil Pastels, a medium I have come to love recently! I used sanded pastel paper as my surface. These eggs are still somewhat raw which gave me some more interesting colours to work with.
life oil still food pastel eggs
I pulled this up thinking there must be some story with Joyce taking a photo of a couple of eggs, then of course when I realized I was looking at an oil pastel I was truly amazed. Great work of art. There an US southern expression, “Now yer cook’n with oil,” meaning you’re on the right track. Somehow that seems to be an appropriate expression to use for this work.
Thanks so much, Jim! I’ve actually heard that expression before….Guess we northerners are prone to picking up nifty sayings from our southern neighbours……they can say things in a way that “hits the nail on the head”! :)I sure do appreciate your encouraging comments!
Brilliant, absolutely beautiful work!!
This is great! I like the composition.
*THIS IS EGGCELLANT… SORRY HAD TO BE DONE, REALLY I LOVE THESE ,AM TRYING OIL PASTEL OUT FOR THE FIRST TIME AND CAME ACROSS THIS CRACKING IMAGE RIGHT THATS UN OEF OF THE YOLKS…(o: REALLY LOVE ALOT OF YOUR OTHER STUFF TOO JOYCE *
Congratulations on having your work featured on Red Bubble’s HOME PAGE! (May 27th 2009)
Fabulous – love this.
Thats it… now I want eggs for brekky!
I signed out, but had to sign back in to comment on this – really well done Joyce (well, the eggs aren’t but the work is!!!) Could you please add it to the group Contemporary Pastel Painters? Oil pastels are welcome. So excited to see a pastel on the home page! Well deserved!
btw – what is the size here? I love sanded paper, but I always use soft pastel. I might have to try the oil variety.
Thanks so much for your kind comments Alice! The size of this painting is a mere 4" by 6". I can’t say enough about Oil Pastels! I always used to use the soft ones, but the Oils are the perfect cross between drawing and painting. I now use Colorfix Paper for them and it will take much abuse and many layers since it’s surface is also slightly sanded. I’ll be very happy to add this to the Pastel Painters group! Thanks!~Joyce
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