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Sunday, July 31, 2011

Weekly Challenge at Inspiration Avenue: "Tea"

Here's my entry for this week's challenge at Inspiration Avenue- the theme was "tea" and I thought it was a perfect oppurtunity to experiment with the oil pastels I just got for my art class supplies.  I had been letting my students use my Caran D'ache pastels which worked great for a small group to use in my dining room- but this party that I'm teaching tomorrow has 10 young ladies coming, and there was no way I could stretch my own stock that far!

Anyway; I bought some sets of Sennelier oil pastels  (at about half the price of my others) and wanted to see if they were as good as advertised, and they ARE!  I love the way they layer- you can build color on top of color using either your finger or the actual pastels to blend them-I LOVE these pastels!
So here's my entry for this week's challenge:
I've been wanting to do a portrait of our kitten, Mojo, so I incorporated her into the challenge.....
And there you go!  Be sure to stop by IA to see what everyone else came up with- as always, there is sure to be a beautifully diverse collection of art!
Happy Sunday!
Stephanie

17 comments:

Barbara said...

Love this ...

Magpie said...

Mojo is darling! She is waiting for the tea to be poured. She looks like she is saying, 'What! No fish-flavored tea?'
I love this, Steph!

Thanks for the info on the oil pastels also. I don't have any right now, and have been thinking of getting some :)

Dianne said...

I think she is waiting for some milk in her tea cup... This painting is adorable.

gemma said...

I love using oil pastels. Will check for Sennelier next time I need some. The colors are bright. Also love your kitty and Fiesta ware.

peggy gatto said...

so beautifully done, charming piece!

Jo Murray said...

Too cute for words!!!

artangel said...

Great use of oil pastel Steph - I love them, the colours they give are so rich and vivid. And Mojo has the most sweet and innocent face!

Judy Goddard said...

Your love for your new pastels shines through! Great painting!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Not sure what I like more about this post: the tea cups, Mojo, or the tip on oil pastels. Right now, Bleubeard thinks Mojo gets the tea time honors.

Jenn said...

This is ADORABLE!!! I love the colors too!

Healing Woman said...

Oh so cute! I like the composition on this one and the colors as well. So bright and cheery.

Sunshineshelle said...

AHHHHH-DOREABLE :) The Mojo works & sets the tone for this fun artwork, too sweet, no sugar needed with this cuppa ;)

Claire said...

lovely kitty, and lovely colours! i love oil pastels :)

EVA said...

Totally adorable!! I'd never have guessed pastels - definitely thought this wonderful piece was painted. Beautiful!!

IM GIRL said...

Aside from your obvious beautiful painting, your little Mojo is the perfect subject... Got Milk?

Pointy Pix said...

this is so cute! the composition is wonderful and the oil pastels look amazing-i've never tried them but they look great!

Joni Nickrent said...

So cute...love your new design! Oil pastels are my fave to work in! Happy Creating!