Oil Pastel and Acrylic

Ophelia dreamed she was on a journey to a foreign land. In that land, she encountered an exotic purple flower with 3 petals. Though strange in appearance,it had the most calming and relaxing scent Ophelia has ever known. Ophelia was most reluctant to leave this flower and its’ scent when she knew her dream odyssey had to come to an end soon. However, all endings are simply preludes to new beginnings :D

View other “Dream Odyssey” creations in my Zazzle store:


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  • Sensiworld
    Sensiworldalmost 6 years ago

    Wow, lovely work !!

  • Thanks Sylvia!! :D

    – udonchow

  • Susan van Zyl
    Susan van Zylalmost 6 years ago

    Love your usage of the oil pastels! Lovely

  • Thanks so much Susan! :D Have always loved the child-like spontaneous effects of oil pastels! :D

    – udonchow

  • macabrecat
    macabrecatalmost 6 years ago

    wow wow wow!!I love those swirls!!Ophelia looks very dreamy as well:)

  • Thank you macrabrecat! :D Those swirls are thoughts and fantasies floating in the atmosphere….she’s dreamy and reluctant at the same time :D

    – udonchow

  • braidy
    braidyalmost 6 years ago

    very cute ellen!=)

  • Thanks Braidy!! I think this is most melancholic looking owl that I’ve ever drawn :D

    – udonchow

  • Susan van Zyl
    Susan van Zylalmost 6 years ago

    Hehehehe…I am a pre primary teacher…..I know what you mean!!! ;-) Nicely put!

  • That’s great!! Must be lovely to be surrounded by children’s art all day long :D I was at zazzle just now and chanced upon this 10 yr old girl selling her designs there, her drawings are fab and I am so in love with them, you can take a look at her designs, she’s called SuperMaggie in Zazzle.:D

    – udonchow

  • Susan van Zyl
    Susan van Zylalmost 6 years ago

    Thanx a will have a look.
    Nope, since we moved back to South Africa I decided not to go into teaching for a while. Have to make time to do painting and photography. Aren’t I the luckiest one!!!
    But I do miss the little ones. In Dubai I was the IT teacher to 500 children from pre primary to year 3. Loved it! Children are SOOOOO creative. Have a stunning weekend!!!!

  • To be able to pursue your first love is indeed one of life’s most precious blessings, enjoy this creative journey, Susan! ;D

    – udonchow

  • Vestque
    Vestquealmost 6 years ago

    Beautiful design work :D

  • Thanks Vestque!! :D :D :D

    – udonchow

  • bahgoesthesheep
    bahgoesthesheepalmost 6 years ago

    this is really beautiful. dreamy x3
    nice work!

  • Thanks, glad you like this!! :D Looking forward to more of your new animal series :D

    – udonchow

  • kazcook1972
    kazcook1972almost 6 years ago

    Lovely ~ great patterned background and dreamy look on Opelia’s face!

  • Thanks Karen!! Ophelia’s was fully absorbed in that dream :D

    – udonchow

  • migaloomagic
    migaloomagicalmost 6 years ago

    very sweet, love the concept Ellen, Ophelia is learning about life, and moving on…this is a strong theme i hear coming from you…perhaps this is something you have learnt also in your life journey?

  • Very clever Karin!! :D Yes, these are “notes” that I have taken from the university of life…just like writing, painting these lessons reinforced my learning process even more…and while learning, I want to share these with the people around me :D

    – udonchow

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