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Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Taking a Break

Charcoal and white Pastel on Grey Paper
16"x20"
I started this sketch last night, thinking that I would utilize that one hour just to sketch the out lines- before I went to bed ;and would continue the drawing later.As it happened I picked up the white pastel pencil and lightly etched the highlights.It looked good and it was hard to leave it till the morning- but I had to! Anyways, I rushed to complete this as soon as I finished my morning chores around the house.. 
This is Mary, a hair dresser where I had gone for my son's haircut last Saturday.She was having her break, sitting on her chair sideways, munching on some crisps and staring at the road outside the window.It was a perfect setting...but when I approached her she told me she did not like her pictures taken and my heart sank! Eventually she relented and I took some pictures.She was wearing a red jumper and some chunky gold chains around her neck.I will be painting her again very soon, this time in color.
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14 comments:

  1. MAGNÍFICO! Excelente técnica!
    ABRAZOS Y FELICITACIONES.

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  2. Oh my goodness! It's gorgeous, and I can't believe how quickly to accomplished that! You truly are a master, Arti!

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    1. Oh thank you, Katherine..I spent about 3 hours on this.I am going to leave it as it is; but I am doing it once again in color :)

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  3. Wow Arti - this is something special...you certainly do not need to add color...she looks wonderful just as she is.

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    1. Thanks Debbie, I will not add color to it but I will be painting the same subject again, this time in color pastels!

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  4. This is fantastic, Arti! I would leave it black and white..Its such an amazing charcoal and pastel...why add color!

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    1. I have created some misunderstanding here, it seems.What I meant was that I loved her red jumper so much that I will paint her in color; in another attempt.Lets see how it goes.Thank you so much!

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    1. Thanks, Kathryn..sometimes art takes its own course and just leads you on, isn't it!

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  6. I think Mary looks beautiful, Arti, and you can tell her I said so. Love this piece with its gorgeous tones throughout.

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    1. Thanks Sherry the piece turned out to be rather nice, I did not expect this myself :)

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