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Saturday, May 25, 2013

Devotee Revisited

                                                                 Pastels on Pastelmat
                                                                          16"x20"
This is hermit from India was my first subject in my pastel portrait journey.Though the first one was appreciated, but as it was on a lower quality paper I was not very happy with the outcome.I have tried to do it differently again,this time I used pastelmat to get as much detail as I want.
Perhaps I went too ambitious with the size -50x70 cm( what you see here is the cropped version) .. in the end it looked unnecessary- I cropped it to publish.
What I am trying to achieve with my pastel work is the happy combination of realism and impressionism.I want my portraits to look as real as possible but not like a photograph.They must have a character of their own.I would leave it to you to decide if I have succeeded...
Have a great weekend, all of you.

10 comments:

  1. Arti, I think every one of your portraits are just simply exquisite, no matter the medium. For some reason, the graphite pieces are my favorites because of all the subtleties you imbue, but your color work is just phenomenal as well. I'm probably not answering your question but I just think your portraits are some of the best.

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    1. Thank you so much Sherry, I know I can count on you always!

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  2. You have most definitely succeeded, Arti! Wonderful portrait!!!

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    1. Thank you, Kathryn;I appreciate your constant support and friendship.

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  3. As always you have achieved your wish.Arti your potraits have a character of its own even when
    they are look alike of the photos/persons

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    1. Thank you, so much.It always feels good when friends take time to stop by and offer their opinions.Hope you are doing good,too.

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  4. Wonderful subject, Arti! This portrait is absolutely amazing!!!! another winner... I see more realism in this piece and you have succeeded!...I love the background as well!!!

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    1. Thank you so much, Hilda.This was rather ambitious piece and I did not do it justice 100% but well, this is my journey, after all.Thank you for being so supportive.

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    1. Thanks a lot, Nalini. Really appreciate that.

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