Friday, May 7, 2010

Pastel Portrait

Lady with Red Hair
12" x 8"
    Pastel sketch in Venice today.  Second in a row for pastels and oh, how I miss my brushes!  All those little pastel pieces, so many colors and never the right one.  Find oils so much easier even with a limited palette.  And can't seem to get the details with those chalk-like sticks that I can get with a good brush.  But there IS something to this medium, at least I can imagine what I want.  Will need to do many more experiments.  This model was extremely thin, and as E said, "Bird-like."  An elegant lady.

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