It’s not an obsession. Really. But I have needed more information for the famous froggie teapot and his side-kick the blue jay figurine so I was doing studies of these two — again — yesterday. I made the little painting first (10 x 8 inches) and later in the night I drew them in oil pastel.
I think I have what I need to work on the Big Painting now, but I won’t know for sure until I’ve started dealing with that element directly. I’m painting the picture from the studies. All the creatures will have eyes in the Big Painting. They don’t have eyes here because it’s too much trouble. How’s that sound for a deeply artistic reason?
The oil pastel is 12 x 9 inches on tan colored Strathmore 500 series charcoal paper.