• Natalie

Oil pastel on upholstery fabric

Updated: Nov 13, 2019



I decided to experiment with oil pastels on upholstery fabric on a larger scale. This piece depicts a small wall piece that used to hang on the wall of my grandparent’s house when they were alive. Experimenting on a larger scale with oil pastels really showed me how develop different effects with them and create different textures depending on how heavy the application is. I definitely intend to experiment with oil pastels on an even bigger scale and incorporate oil on fabric into my further mixed media and sculptural pieces. I chose this particular miscellaneous item from my past because I believe it may have helped stem my interest in things such as theater and African masks which I have explored in my work previously.


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