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How To Make A Fiona Rae Inspired Oil Pastel Drawing

Artists of Any Age Can Make This Cool Art!

About the Artist: Fiona Rae

Fiona Rae is a contemporary British artist. She uses lots of shapes to paint abstract works of art. She's a part of a group called the YBAs, or the Young British Artists. Some other famous artists who are part of the YBA are Damien Hirst, Gary Hume, Ian Davenport and more, who all became very successful young artists! Her compositions are made up of circles and smears all over the canvas. Her art is purely abstract and she's well known for her juxtaposition of geometric shapes with more flowy, organic shapes like splatters or smears of paint. Juxtaposition means putting two things together that look really different. If you want to learn more about Fiona, check out her website!


What You'll Need

- Sheet of white paper (card stock or watercolor paper is ideal)

- Masking tape, for the frame

- Oil pastels

- Paper towels

- Pencil

- Circular things to trace, like lids, Tupperware, soup cans, plates, and more, of all different sizes!


First, let's use masking tape around the edges of our paper so that way, at the end of our project, we can take the tape off and our art will have a border, like a frame. Beautiful!


Step 1: Build Your Composition