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Cheerful and Colorful Paintings in Oil, Acrylic, Mixed Media and Collage
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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Oil Pastel Cactus Painting ~ Texas Contemporary Artist Nancy Standlee



"Texas Cactus"
8 x 10 in. on Ampersand Gessobord, 2" cradle with wood stain

CACTUS OIL PASTEL PAINTING

I have the boards and the oil pastels and now I need some time to explore more paintings in this very different medium. Some of the Canvas by Canvas girls were visiting some of the local art shows recently when we found Jennifer Cavan from New Mexico and she was so gracious in sharing her information that we have all tried our own experiments. Here is Jennifer's website where you will probably be inspired to try your hand at oil pastels also. If you do, please share your efforts with us as we'd love to see how you handle the medium. I don't know very many artists working in oil pastels and if you do send me a name and I'll add them to a special blog post.
Here are a few more sites if you'd like to see more oil pastels:
SITE: Paintings by Patricia
Ann Tucker
Ruth Hunter
George Shipperley
Jane Aukshunas
Connie Chadwell

I haven't stopped the collage work but have made some new papers in acrylic iridescent and interference paints.




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PAINTED PAPER COLLAGE PAINTINGS ~ TORN PAPER PAINTINGS ~ WATERMEDIA ~
COLLAGE ART ~ MIXED MEDIA TEXTURED ABSTRACT PAINTING ~ OIL PASTEL
~ TEXAS DAILY PAINTER
~ NANCY STANDLEE CONTEMPORARY ART ~


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4 comments:

Paula S In New Mexico said...

Love the cactus. When I first saw it my thought was that it reminded me so much of Jennifer Cavan......her colors are so vivid. Then reading on you mentioned her! I love her work and follow her very closely. She seems to do quite well. She's a New Mexico gal like me only she's up in Angel Fire which is ski country and I'm high desert.

Fun post.

Nancy Standlee said...

How cool is that it made you think of Jennifer's work!! Her work was the first oil pastel I really paid any attention to and thank you for the comment.

Karen M Schmidt said...

Hi Nancy, I love this one! So vibrant, and interesting composition. I love the smaller Gessobords with the deep cradle, too. I bet this is breathtaking in person!

Nancy Standlee said...

Karen, love your work and blogs and glad to have found them. I've already put your book in my Amazon wish basket.