Tuesday, 16 February 2010

learning...(mixed media monday mardi gras)


I have used portfolio oil pastels which are water soluble on this drawing and am really pleased with them as they really blend well and when water is added act like paints. Her head dress with all the flowers and hearts reminded me of what someone would wear in a carnival so fitting for this weeks mmm challenge. I am learning a lot of things at the moment hence the quote..if you think you have learned all there is to learn, then you havent even started...

21 comments:

Cuchy said...

Beautiful colours.
Lovely card, as always

Janet Ghio said...

You've done a great job on this page-all original! Wonderful!

Lori Saul said...

Beautiful colors and mood in this lovely entry ! It captures the festiveness of Mardi Gras!

Heavens2Betsy said...

This is just lovely. Gorgeous colours too.

Sandy said...

OMG this is very impressive.
Fantastic painting. Love them.

Martina2801 said...

Fantastic artwork, dear Lorraine!
It looks great!!!!!!!!!!

Sid said...

Fab piece Lorraine. Always thought oil pastels would resist being mixed with water.....but this is living proof that they do !

jenny said...

Oh Lorraine this is stunning!! Love the colors - and I didn't realize you could add water to oil pastels either.... just wonderful

CARMELINA LOUNSBURY said...

boy it's been a while since I pulled out my oil pastels...thanks for the reminder of what I have tucked away in boxes here in my studio... I just might be inspired to create something like you did....

your page is beautiful!

ciao

Lorraine said...

thanks for all your comments the oil pastels I am using are portfolio water soluble oil pastels which I got from the US.

Diane said...

Lorraine, this is absolutely gorgeous! I love the quote too - it seems the more you learn, you realise how much more you need to learn :-) Diane

Hels Sheridan said...

mmm

not sure about this one ;O))

think it will have to be sent to me for closer inspection....ROFL

Hun, this is amazing as always...and I love the faces that you create...loving that sentiment too....hugs x

Cindy said...

Wow, this is just gorgeous!!!!
Amazing work--and so perfect for Mardi Gras!!
Thanks for being such an inspiration!
Hugs, Cindy

lisa fulmer said...

wow - she is LOVELY!

Jennie said...

Gorgeous!great combination of colour and images

Paula said...

wow...this is a wonderful piece - love everything about it

Pat Beaumont said...

love the artwork Lorraine I have some Caran D'Ache water-soluble wax pastels available in UK I haven't used them for years but I think I may br inspired

Beth said...

Wonderful colors and design!

Kris Dickinson said...

This is stunning!

phoebe said...

Love the quote! And the headdress of colored flowers is a very nice touch to this! I'm in envy of anyone that can draw...sigh...

Melinda Cornish said...

I love the headdress look!