Thursday, December 23, 2010

Just in Time!

I have a couple pastel portraits to complete. I'll deliver this one shortly of a friends Mom who long ago passed. This was quite a challenge... 1) never having met the lady, and 2) working from a black and white out of focus photo. I suspect this will bring tears to the recipient though I hope it is out of fondness for a lost mother as opposed to a poor likeness. Her eyes I am told were the cool blue likened to Paul Newman. Even in death, he is gorgeous to remember.

The Beginning:

Closeup of Done:
This image is likely from a 1940s photo. A very beautiful mother indeed.

Soft Pastels on paper( not oil pastels) are so much like working with inks on fabric. It's quite another stash of sorts though! I very much enjoy them.

1 comment:

JoJo said...

Merry Christmas! Don't worry Santa has great boots. He will get through the water.