Thursday, August 30, 2018

Christine's Portrait in Pastels


(14"x11" pastel on gessoed 
300 lb. w.c. paper)

I've been working on creating portraits of friends and relatives in various mediums over the past few months, trying to figure out which medium works the best for me.

Caran d'Ache aquarelle pastels seems to be the right fit for this project, although I did paint a fun one of my husband Ferdinand in acrylics that I will post at a later date. 
This type of pastel does not create dust like regular soft pastels... they have a very high pigment content and are made in Switzerland. 

The Swiss certainly know how to make top quality chocolate... and pastels... who could ask for anything more?

*I hope the little video/slideshow I created from still photos works. I posted it to facebook tonight and it worked there.

(Short video/slideshow of my drawing and painting of Christine's Portrait)