Tuesday, March 8, 2011

A Portrait of Lincoln for a Warm-Up


"Abe"
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!

9 comments:

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.

tracywall 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?