Saturday, August 16, 2008

Pastel portrait

"Watching The Red Balloon" 9x12 pastel on toned paper

I drew this today while I "worked" all day at the gallery. Frankly, I can't believe I came up with something decent considering there were lots of distractions since it was not that slow. I wanted to see if I could swing a portrait for the Ozark Pastel Show since a renowned portrait artist Les DeMille is the judge. But I am also working on a big still life for the show mainly because I am trying to kill two birds with one stone.

My friend Dustie has these odd sized frames and she has challenged me and fellow artist Shirley Mullen to see who would be able to use it first. The prize? A free frame lol Oh well, it got me to work. When the show due date? Well tomorrow of course! Big shout to dear friend RED aka Vicki Ross for coordinating this show :)


  1. Dang, you did this while working? It's gorgeous... love the skin tone... so lifelike!

  2. Thanks Dai! Nice of you to drop in :) x


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