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Saturday, April 13, 2013

Ladakh Woman

Pastel Pencils and soft Pastels
9"x12"
Back to pastels again...I used a mask this time, and it was great because it actually prevented me from blowing at the painting, even by accident!..The woman is from Ladakh region of India; reference picture from a friend. I like the slow build up of pastels.Definitely.
Have a great weekend, friends!

15 comments:

  1. I can see the richness and depth in your colors, as you described. I can also hear in your voice how you feel toward your pastels. :) This is an artwork that glows with love, my friend!

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    1. Katherine, I value your opinion so much.Thank you! I used to work is oils earlier - pastel remind me of that.I hope to master this medium some day.

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  2. Very nice Arti! Your pastels are so intense, glad you got back to them. Look forward to more.

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    1. Thank you Urmi- pastels feel good; what can I say!

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  3. Very nice Arti! Your pastels are so intense, glad you got back to them. Look forward to more.

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  4. Sounds like you found the way to handle the pastels! Yippee! This is beautiful too, Arti. Love the colors. I'll have to look up Ladakh to see where the peoples originate.

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    1. :) I have been missing them!It felt real good when I completed this portrait.May be pastels are meant to be my medium..lets see. Ladakh is a Himalayan region and I just love the people there.You would find the pictures interesting, if you google them.

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  6. Your talent with pastels is outstanding, Arti!!! She is painted SO beautifully ...her skin is amazing...and such a beautiful subject! LOVE this one!!! When I wear a mask, I still blow out of habit! LOL....

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  7. Your talent with pastels is outstanding, Arti!!! She is painted SO beautifully ...her skin is amazing...and such a beautiful subject! LOVE this one!!! When I wear a mask, I still blow out of habit! LOL....

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    1. Thank you So much,Hilda.I liked her face very much-its difficult to get this kind of subjects and I was lucky to find her!And yes, I had to remind myself that blowing won't work with the mask on- each time I had the temptation :D

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  8. Wonderful portrait, Arti. How can you be so neat? I always make a mess and smear pastel all over the place ;))

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    1. Thanks Anna, I guess its because I have used pastel pencils here.For detail and features I use pastel pencils as big sticks do make a mess!:)

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