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Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Mary Taking a Break

35 x50 cm
Soft pastels on Pastel Mat
As I said, I HAD to paint her in color! Worked on it for about 4-5 hours in two sittings.
I have painted it differently this time, adding the background too.I think that completes the story...
I have entered this and the 'Man from Ladakh' to the Pastel Society 2013 Competiton's  pre-selection round; keeping my fingers crossed.

8 comments:

  1. Hello Arti:) I think it makes a different. The painting has come to life! I love the way you painted this woman. Her face is so lovely. I hope you will have luck on the pre selection! Fingers crossed too:)xx

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    1. Thank you, renate. Looks like not many people agree here; but somehow I like this piece very much!Thanks for sharing the sentiment.

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  2. Goodness! Mary is gorgeous in both color and black and white!

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    1. Thanks Sherry, she was a gorgeous woman...

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  3. I love both versions, Arti. The colors are outstanding...and the background does tell the story...The Best of luck to you in the pre-selection !!

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    1. Thanks Hilda, I liked the piece enough to send it to the pre-selection right away.I hope it was the right thing to do!

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  4. You are a great artist Arti, this portrait of Mary is absolutely fabulous. Ciao!

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    1. Thank You, Tito, I am just taking baby steps into pastel world.

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