Tuesday, October 20, 2015

ABC Wednesday - O and WOYWW


This week at ABC Wednesday, O is the letter of focus.

O is for oil pastels. They can be very messy but they are fun to use. I tried two different kinds of pastels:





I had picked up some fallen leaves - a maple and oak and thought I would try an activity I used with my students.

First I went around each leaf by pushing the oil pastel out from the edge. Next I just traced the leaf and coloured in. Unfortunately the leaves had become a bit brittle, so it was a bit of a challenge.



Check here to see other bloggers tackling O.




WOYWW


Each week, Julia Dunnit of "Stamping Ground" hosts the fun meme WOYWW - where artists from around the world share their work spaces and what they are working on.


I created the leaf pastels on my art table. It was quick and only a bit messy this time  - fun to just play with a medium I don't use too much.



9 comments:

Melody Steenkamp said...

Hi Bev

If i think correctlly you are a very creative person... so the things you mention are important... to have a hobby is truly a gift. Wishing you lots of inspiration and the richness to have the utensils you need for it.

Have a nice abc-day/-week
♫ M e l ☺ d y ♫ (abc-w-team)

Forgetfulone said...

So pretty!

DEE DEE said...

OMG the 1st picture is a dream of every artist, to own so many pretty colors
Loved the post

photowannabe said...

I worked with pastels when I was young. My Aunt taught me to use them.
It was a challenge for a 10 year old but I really enjoyed it.

Roger Owen Green said...

so colorful!

ROG, ABCW

Sofie Vandersmissen said...

I love all the colorful pastels and crayons!

Greetings, Sofie #56
http://sofies-succulent-beads.blogspot.be/

carol l mckenna said...

Colorful post for O ~ Oil pastels can be fun ~ love your autumn leaves ~

Happy Weekend coming your way,
artmusedog and carol

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Beverly,

Are oil pastels like gelatos? I hate to admit this but I have some gelatos but haven't used them yet.... Yikes. Your leaf project looks nice; too bad they were a bit brittle.

I'm finally getting around to some desks today - better late than never.
Happy belated WOYWW
Hugs, Kay (38)

Kelly said...

I bought oil pastels for a course and haven't used them since. Maybe now that I have the studio to work in, I'll get more play time. Autumn colors are my favorite. Creative Blessings! Kelly #47