Sunday, August 7, 2011

Pastel study

Worked on this today. From a picture in a magazine.
30""x40"pastel on brown paper.

11 comments:

C. k. Agathocleous said...

She's exquisite, Bill! Pastel? Really? Looks like an oil. Is it oil pastel?

Celeste Bergin said...

exquisite! funny, we both worked from photos today. I really love this......it is a stunner!

billspaintingmn said...

Thanks Cyndi! I don't think they are oil pastels, I have those, but
used the more chalky type. I had to
wash my hands several times during
this. All the blending and smering
with my fingers,got messy.

Thanks Celeste! I was in the studio this weekend doing some work
for a local pub/eatery. (sign painting)
I needed to take a break and have some art time. Art time is good!

Judy P. said...

This is lovely! I really like the feel and look of pastels, but can't stand the dust; I probably would do better at it though than I do with oils (at least the control part). Oh well!

billspaintingmn said...

Thanks Judy! Pastels are the halfway point between painting and drawing.
As a kid, I drew all the time. It's good to revisit those roots!
(I don't mind the dust,but I have to stop and wash my hands, from all the smering and blending)

Marissa said...

Thanks Bill for visiting my blog. I appreciate your comments. It's why I do it, so people can move towards the truth. Your blog is beautiful. I love arts and crafts but don't think I could ever learn to paint. I love your work. It grabs me and make me lean it. Thanks for sharing.

Jan said...

Bill, this is stunning! I love the light on her face and hair. I also love her beautiful doe eyes~~~

billspaintingmn said...

Hi Marissa! Thanks for stopping by.Your blog is helpful indeed!

Jan! Hi! Good to hear from you.

I have been without phone & internet for almost a week! Turns out the connection at the wall was bad. I have many messages and catching up to do.
I feel like Laural and Hardy in one person, I hope things get back to normal.

Jane said...

Truly precious portrait, love the expression, reminds me of a photograph by Sarah Moon.

billspaintingmn said...

Thanks Jane!

Shelley Whiting said...

This picture is so intriguing and mysterious. The dark background and the light are smoky and sad. A beautiful and moving picture.