Tuesday, March 8, 2011

A Portrait of Lincoln for a Warm-Up

charcoal/pastel on Velour paper
8" x 10"

Check it out - over at DPW - the challenge (first one I have done with them).  
If not there now, it will be soon. 

Have you ever seen so many Lincolns?  I needed a warm-up for today as I get back to the studio - to me it's kind of like lap swimming...getting pumped back up to do larger and more involved things, of which I have a looong list.

Snow and more snow today...saw a gazillion blackbirds migrating in. I remember them from last year about this time.  Their raucous sound annoys me when there are so many. It's absolutely deafening!


Dana Cooper said...

Nice job on your Lincoln, Patti...this was a great one to start with!

Mark Bridges said...

it came out well. I did one in charcoal, and might go to oils next.

Pattie Wall said...

Thanks for stopping by Dana and Mark! I love doing portraits - especially in my old favorite, charcoal/pastel. The dusting tends to bother my asthma more and more...but I am bound and determined to still use it. Masks aren't for me. I just try not to dust it in the studio.

Anonymous said...

Wow! If that's the warm-up, can't wait to see what else developed today!
PS: no snow here from that storm
PSS: cool photobucket album!

Leann said...

What a great challenge, I loved looking at all the different Lincolns! Yours came out great!

Pattie Wall said...

Thanks Tracy and Leann - looking at these challenges where they are all the same but so different is educational as well!

Ellen Burkett said...

I agree! He is wonderful! Color choice is great too. Great job Pattie.

suzanne cabrera said...

Stunning portrait!

Pattie Wall said...

Thanks Ellen and Suzanne! He had an interesting face and bone structure - didn't he?