For all of you Smudgers this is an easy one to create. Simply cut out a leaf pattern and place it in position like a clock. One at 12, 3, 6 and 9 position. Then create another leaf pattern and go in between those positions and continue round and round. Also if you notice I put a white border using the edge. Give that one a try. Happy Fall!
This is an image I created of Cathedral Gorge in southern Nevada while on a camping trip with friends. As you can tell in the photo I also like rocks. I am an avid Rock Hound as well!
With Summer almost coming to an end in the western hemisphere I thought I might share a piece I did titled "Starfish on the Shore!"
For all of you knowledgable "Smudgers" you know it took only 2 templates to create this piece. The stars can be used again and again for Christmas holiday imagery, the 4th of July and also for that Star person who is celebrating their Birthday. The possibilities are truly endless! Smudge on my friends!
TMCC Truckee Meadows Community College / Community Education
Create unique framed art gifts and handmade cards perfect for the holidays. Gain hands-on instruction as you play with the colors of this versatile art. Explore positive and negative shapes as well as traditional themes and designs. Blend pastel combinations on the paper using the smudge technique and find out how to create stunning templates for this and future works. Supplies required. $10 materials fee $79. TMCC Meadowood Center Campus
To sign up click the image and go directly to the TMCC site. See you in Class!
This is a favorite Smudge piece of mine. I created it early in my Smudging days. I cropped an area from the sky and using it in the master head of my "Smudge Blog". Besides my oil pastel works I also write articles for a local magazine about Art and Culture, create works in Calligraphy lettering, solicit guest speakers for the Latimer Art Club in Reno, NV, illustrate Adult Coloring eBooks, was involved with the Nevada Inventors Association for over 10 years, received several grants and awards, plus share how to Make Art Your Business and life on another site I manage. If you wish to read more about me please visit my primary site: varyCarol.com. I enjoy watching and experiencing where my love of creating art takes me. There is more to come! Thank you for your interest in Oil Pastel Smudge, Sincerely!
Thank you Cheryl S. Reno, NV
"Carol's Oil Pastel Smudge work has that something extra. A unique blend of color. A professionalism I can surly appreciate. Your work is lovely, beautiful! It is so seldom you see something this unique. Thank you!" ...and thank you Cheryl! You made my day!
I wish I could say that this is my work, but I can't. This is a piece done by one of my students of Oil Pastel Smudge, Sherry Hunter. She has such a fabulous eye, vision and heart. This piece is my all time favorite of hers. Thank you Sherry for coming into my life and sharing your impression of what a "Smudge" can do! BRAVO!
Your class was so beneficial..... When those creative urges hit me, smudge is the primary outlet of expression. From what Shirley also shared is she is looking at mixing her smudge works with her other favorite medium photography! That sounds intriguing Shirley! Waiting to see what you come up with!