Pastel head on red paper

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A stern looking Kate which doesn’t quite reflect her softer real life look. This was a pastel demo for class today. This must be one of the hardest things to get right. As well as coping with a likeness, the added difficulty is working with pastel. Not an everyday medium for me. I have said it before that I admire the vigourous hand of a pastel artist like Ken Paine. I just can’t get my style to go as bold as that but keep trying is the way to beat it.

~ by David Reid on July 22, 2014.

4 Responses to “Pastel head on red paper”

  1. Beautiful portrait, I like your loose style with this piece.

    • Thanks Mary, I quite like it myself but I am keen to get even more aggressive with the marks. I think I am too tentative at the very beginning.

  2. Excellent portrait.

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