Sunday, February 27, 2011

Pastel Portrait

I've been in a real slump since my dear brother Jeff died last November.  I think I'm finally coming out of it.  On PaintingFriends.com we have a monthly portrait challenge.  I've not done much with portraits in any medium except a wonderful weekend watercolor workshop with Bob Hague a couple of years ago in Florida.  Today I thought it was time to get dusty, so I did the old man in the February Portrait Challenge.  The ref pic is from Morgue File.  I did it as a value study and for my second one in pastels (the first one I'm not showing! LOL!), I'm pretty happy with it.  I think I'll be doing more of them!   

5 comments:

Pat said...

He looks so good, Deb. Puts me in mind of an old fisherman - a man of the sea! xx

Deb Townsend said...

Thanks Pat! I thought the same thing when I saw the picture.

L Young said...

Very nice Deb; great value study and wonderful portrait.

Melissa Fischer said...

Wow! You've really captured expression and personality! Keep doing portraits!!!

Deb Townsend said...

Thanks L and Melissa. I've got lots to learn, but am glad to have tried him. Starting me on a new journey!