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Sunday, December 12, 2010

Sunday Sketches - 1st attempt





I've dabbled with various forms of art in the past including soft pastels which I really enjoyed using.  I found some of the oil pastels at a very reasonable price, so thought I would give it a try.  However, scanning it in also caused it to fade a bit, but... here it is. 


Petrina Lesko 2010
Thought I would share it with you all over at Sunday Sketches.  This would be my first attempt... but have been browsing over the last couple of weeks and have been totally fascinated with the idea of combining this with some of my poetry here on my blog.  Hope this sketch shows enough.

24 comments:

Heather said...

great to meet you here at sunday sketches! It is such a fun group of people. i like the softness of the sketch, here. it's very peaceful, indeed!
xxoo
Heather

Nicola said...

Hi there, lovely to meet you through Sunday sketches! I have always struggled with pastels especially oil pastels, really nice sketch! Heather was right when she said it's very peaceful! I look forward to seeing you combine your poetry and your art together! How creative you are! :0)

Jingle said...

you got talent.
well done art.

Brian Miller said...

very cool...glad you joined us over at sunday sketches...i like to dabble in lots of different forms myself...very nice...look forward to continuing to see your art...

dthaase said...

lovely

Mona said...

Great shades. I love the way you merge them! must try something with pastels myself!

Tammie said...

I am so glad that you joined us with SS! Your art is lovely with an ethereal feeling to it. Scanning art is an art in and of itself!

I hope you join us again and again.

Gallery Juana said...

beautiful soft colors and the imagery reminds me of a peaceful place to sit.

thank you for your sunday sketch visit.

Lenora said...

nice and soft has a lovely feeling!

Sophia said...

I've only used oil pastels once. Quite messy but alot of fun. I just might dig them out again this week! Thank you for participating. Your piece is lovely and I like your colour choice and how it all blended together in the end. :)

Heather said...

I don't use them often. I guess I need to try them again. Very beautiful effect!

Peggy Stermer-Cox said...

Hi Reflections, I think poetry and oil pastel drawings go wonderfully well. Lovely colors and nice, graceful flowing shapes!

Sinderella Studio Designs said...

As one first time Sunday Sketcher to another - your pastel is lovely!!! Poetry also works well with an accompanying form of art!!!
Thanks for stopping by!
cheers, dana

Deborah said...

Such a 'soft' feeling to the picture, well done!

Myrna R. said...

What a nice painting. I've been thinking about sketching something too, but I have trouble finding the time. For a while, I really enjoyed drawing. Any form of creativity stimulates more creativity, so drawing can hopefully improve writing.

Keep doing this, you're good at it.

Christine said...

very soft, gentle colours. Maybe I'll try oil pastels sometime.

jabblog said...

I love the gentle colours. It will be good to illustrate your poetry with your own artwork :-)

Debbie said...

Thank you for your visit to my blog! I like your sketch, and the soft colors you used!

Kristin Dudish said...

I would love to be sitting under that tree right now - it looks like such a peaceful spot :)

xo
Kristin

Jehanne said...

oh this is lovely. It is a great illustration, it looks very peaceful and cool.
Yup scanners can be a pain - a constant woe of mine also.
Hope to see you at sunday sketches again :)

Paul C said...

Your capture the happiness of warm sunshine.

Rajlakshmi said...

wonderful... good attempt

Sumit Sarkar said...

Thank you for sharing your sketch...
I love to sketch too...
You have done a pretty good job :)

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