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Kristina Lycke
oil pastel

what is oil pastel ?


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2013-01-13

. . . what is oil pastel . . . who knows?

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2013-01-15

Oil pastel is fun !

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2013-01-16

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Janet HARVEY
2013-01-17 11:36

I like this painting love the bright colours, have never worked in oil pastel what sort of textures can you get? what is it like to work with? Have had some for some time but don't know how to use them. Could you give me some tips?

Haven't see much work done in oil pastel, think this work is great.

Kristina Lycke
2013-01-17 12:25

Hi Janet thank you for this message .... I honestly felt this was just a big big mess. This is the first time i use oil pastel all i can say is that its fun, its as if you could keep changing forever. I understand it makes more sense to use it on paper than on canvas ... I bet its also because they would finish up too quickly. I also used a little acrylic and chalk here. I will tell you more if i hopefully discover something new while i play with them and perhaps some expert can say something more useful about oil pastel in the meantime..... Let us stay tuned! Thanks again


2013-02-13

After rotating the photo, we are back to Joff bay, Dakar suburb. I started this drawing with the intention of copying a photograph. How could I ever possibly dream of doing that? No clue where a drawing begins . . . that's how the drawing started it's orbit. I am back to landscape orientation and to my Joff feeling, the fishermen, the waves and to my dreaming (of drawing).

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JP Delaney
2013-02-18 17:21

I find it interesting that you reneged on copying a photograph, but instead delved in to research and discover your own visual language to speak of the fishermen, the waves, and your dreams at Joff Bay, Senegal. My own personal view is that the art is really there within, and using, your own syntax, and that the photo is something quite different and separate.

Kristina Lycke
2013-02-19 10:53

Thank you JP for your comment.
Yes, the photo was just a dead idea . . . .
If our heads are round it must be to allow thoughts (and paintings) to change direction . . .
Perhaps one’s own language is the distance that lies between the thought and the direction it is taking . . .


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