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    Curiosity + Oil Pastels

    "We are all carrying so many things in our life and inside ourselves.
    Often it feels there is no place to put them down.
    Where do you place the questions you carry"
    — Sabrina Ward Harrison,
    Spilling Open: The Art of Becoming Yourself

    after blending with fingers and color shapers

    final, after more work with the color shaper and a white eraser

    5x8" watercolor moleskine, oil pastel

    The idea was to leave space between the lines and blend colors toward each other. I worked on this with my fingers, color shaper tools and a white staedtler pencil eraser. First I tried to pull the colors in with my fingers, but something about rubbing fairly dry pastels on paper gives me the chills.

    The colour shapers were precise, with less stress on the fingers, so I made a lot of progress in blending the lines. Colour Shapers in various shapes and sizes can be found at Dick Blick. Finally, I softened most of the lines with a white eraser.


    Reader Comments (4)

    = vibrant, beautiful, lush!

    It looks soft, exotic and touchable - very nice Tammy :)

    07.9.2010 | Unregistered CommenterLibby

    So lovely! Thanks for telling us about the color shapers! I hate blending certain media with my fingers. I'm off to explore the link. Hugs, Terri xoxo

    Lovely bright colours. I don't mind 'messy' and trying to do things with my fingers..in fact positively enjoy with charchoal or pastel chalks.

    I have a 'colour shaper' and didn't know what it was until I looked at the link! Going to try that out with oil pastels now (which is not my favourite medium, I didn't think the colours were movable...once done, done I thought.

    Loving Daisy Yellow website every time I look here, so much more information and ideas to try. Certainly kept the boredom away when I tore a muscle in my leg and was laid up for 7 weeks!

    07.10.2010 | Unregistered CommenterJaki

    I can't believe I have something I might be able to share. I'm so inspired here and I learn so much all the time. If you want to move the oil pastels wet your brush with turpentine. I have a small artists bottle and not the home depot size. They'll really move for you. Maybe you'll have just one more experiment in you.

    07.23.2010 | Unregistered CommenterKM

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