Sunday, February 17, 2013

Recital, 9x14" Pastel, SOLD

Today, I am posting something quite different........for me. I have not worked in pastel for almost ten years, but when a friend asked me to paint her two granddaughters in the medium, I could not refuse her.


We were both happy with the results of the first painting.

I love the fresh color of pastels, but I found it much more difficult than oils when I tried to nail the image
Hilda, I don't know how you do it!!

My client has two matching frames that she wanted to use.  Both paintings feature her granddaughters at the piano and the frames came with a clever mat  featuring sheet music.  My sweet husband helped me remove the old image and insert the painting.

I am working on the second painting now and will post it in the future.


Susan E. Roden said...

Cute as a button and good job with pastels Carol!

hmuxo said...

OMGoodness Carol!! you should be so proud of this portrait...she's beautiful and very painterly! LOVE the frame as well!! I can't wait to see the second portrait...

Marla said...

Really beautiful! I'm glad you dusted off the pastels, I hope we see more.

Sometimes when I'm cruising around DPW, the paintings that strike me the most turn out to be pastels. Maybe I should explore that medium!

Paula Prass said...

I am new to your blog and having fun looking around. I am taking Alla Prima with oils right now so love to see others strokes. But must say, looking at the beautiful results on this portrait makes me want to pull out the pastels. Carol, I agree, you should be so proud.


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