?

Log in

No account? Create an account

Previous Entry | Next Entry

Semi-Daily Art


Challenge Cactus
8" x 10" approx.
Caran d'Ache Neopastel oil pastels
white wirebound ProArt sketchbook paper
Photo reference provided by weezy on WetCanvas.com for the Oil Pastel Studio Forum's September Oil Pastel Challenge. The challenge was not to use either brown or green sticks to do the cactus. The mixed greens were relatively easy, a dark muted blue and a blue-gray with a light yellow over them, but the golden browns in the flower tips took a lot of testing orangy yellows and yellows over various purples to get the hue and value right.
Explore-Oil-Pastels-With-Robert-Sloan.com Articles at eHow.com, ETSY shop, My Bonanzle Booth, deviantART gallery, SFFmuse and look for art by robertsloan2art on eBay. Listed on Art Blogs 4 U
Proud member of the Oil Pastel Society
Interesting art blog: Patrick's Art Blog focused on realism!
New Topical Blog: www.robs-art-supply-reviews.blogspot.com for all the cool art stuff that isn't oil pastels!

Comments

( 2 comments — Leave a comment )
ext_207537
Sep. 18th, 2009 06:52 pm (UTC)
challenge cactus
I truly love your cactus, Robert. I am browsing your site and blog and discover you and your art.Nice meeting you here.
ElenaM from wet canvas oil pastels, etc.
robertsloan2
Sep. 18th, 2009 07:14 pm (UTC)
Re: challenge cactus
Thank you! I've been on LJ a long time and usually update every time I do any art. At least I try to remember to post here as well as WC.

There's an LJ Group called artsomofo that does daily art throughout the month of October. It's a lot of fun, wide variety of styles, a good way to stay sane while waiting for NaNoWriMo to start. You might like it -- it gets intense with a lot of cool posts every day and I like your art too. Click on artsomofo to join, I hope to see you there! Starts October 1 but sometimes people post introductions and stuff sooner warming up to it.
( 2 comments — Leave a comment )

Profile

2013 Nano Winner
robertsloan2
Robert A. Sloan, author of Raven Dance
SFFmuse

Latest Month

October 2014
S M T W T F S
   1234
567891011
12131415161718
19202122232425
262728293031 

Tags

Powered by LiveJournal.com
Designed by Teresa Jones