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Murrieta, CA, United States
Hi! Welcome to my blog. I am a mixed media artist who lives in Murrieta, California. I work in acrylics, watercolor, pastel, charcoal and other water and drawing media. My main subjects are abstracts, abstract landscapes, florals and gardens, equine abstracts and dog portraits. I love to use color! I try to incorporate the three C's in all of my work - color, contrast and composition! Most of these paintings are for sale. Please check with me for availability and prices if not posted. Contact me at: carol.engles@gmail.com carolenglesart.blogspot.com or carolengles.artspan.com Art copyrighted 2008-2016

Monday, August 9, 2010

Poppies Four


This is a 9x12 oil pastel. No soft pastels in this piece! I used to work with oil pastels a lot. I would mainly blend them, but now I prefer to use them in this manner - like crayons! They are not as bright or brilliant as soft pastels, in my opinion; but, they are rich and creamy, so I guess they have their own qualities that are appealing.

4 comments:

DJ said...

Nice piece...more oil pastel work, please...

Mary said...

Nice movement in this!!

Carol Engles said...
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Carol Engles said...

Thanks for your comments. Oil pastels can be fun. But, like I said, they aren't as brilliant as soft pastels. Plus, they can be tricky to work with. You have to be careful when you are layering them because they can get muddy.