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Friday, March 1, 2013

Old Lady close up in Pastels

Soft Pastel pencils on buff colored paper
16"x12"
Another one in the pastel series..While "Devotee'' was detailed and took 5-6 hours to complete, this one was softer, with less color applied and more paper showing.I wanted to experiment with only white and brown pastel with paper providing mid tones-but I guess I painted it too large.Had to add some mid tones,too.This one took one sitting of about two hours.


15 comments:

  1. Another great piece. Like how the edges are less defined where touching the background.

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    1. Yes Tony, this time the focus was on "less in more"!

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  2. I just commented on your previous portraits, Arti!!!! and you've done it again with another spectacular painting....This one is awesome and you should be so proud of your work!!!!

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    1. I just stare at my works and wonder if they are any good!If it weren't for you people, I would never know :)

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  3. Arti, your work is always so darned gorgeous and this is no exception. I think your drawing skills are phenomenal and lend the basic ground for every piece to come out so beautifully.

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    1. Oh thank you so much, Sherry.I hope your oil painting is coming along well,too.I am certainly impressed at your ability to make time to visit and comment at your friends' blogs despite your hectic schedule. Thank you!

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  4. Hi Arti. It is a very intriguing face, and you have painted her so well! The shadows are very well done.

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    1. Thank you, Kathryn.I did take some liberties with original photograph :)

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  5. This is soooooo beautiful Arti. I think you are really on to something with these pastel portraits. Your use of color is awesome.

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    1. Thank you so much, crystal.I am still working on this style!

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  6. This is lovely Arti! Amazing work. I love her expression as well! Just beautiful. I studied it and Devotee for some time. You are gifted my friend!

    And thank you so much for your lovely comment on my blog. I am so fortunate to have had and still have the kind of love I found with my Tim, you are so right. For this I must remain grateful.

    again, wonderful work!

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    1. Thank you very much, Suzanne.I value your comments very much.Pastels are a new medium to me and I am exploring all the possibilities..sometimes results are good, sometimes disastrous!Fortunately these two drawings fell into first category :)Thank you for taking time.

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  7. Your portraits just get better and better, if that's at all possible! Beautiful luminous pastel work.

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    1. Thank you Liz, its good to see you here!Hope you are doing good.

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  8. I love this pastel! What a great expression. It makes me want to sit down with this woman and have her tell me about her life. With that look, it has to have been interesting.

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