Not of me (sadly).
Today's post features a study of Art Spectrum and Conte Pastels on Canson Paper of a 1920's lady. The background paper is actually the terracotta shade of her hair. You'd never guess looking at the finished portrait, would you?!
No, I don't know what she is looking at, or thinking. Perhaps her 1930's children are also refusing to give her a moment's peace and quiet as she comes running out of the bathroom yelling "I told you NOT to put marshmallow's up your brother's nose!". Or maybe not.
I have to say that I am feeling rather pleased with this particular pastel work. I'm particularly proud of the fact that I drew her freehand. Yep, no copying, tracing or general cheating - just me, my pencils and then my pastels. I'm also pleased that feel I'm starting to get a little more of a feel for creating a natural looking skin tone. I think the only thing I could maybe improve on is really emphasising her shoulder-blades a little more. The are hinted at in the painting, but I think they are not strong enough. Oh well. I didn't notice until I saw her on my screen and I most certainly haven't the energy to change her now.
Anyway, thanks for sharing in my pleasure today, I hope to see you around soon!