Tuesday, February 26, 2013

A Pastel Work in Progress??

"Ol' What's His Name"
(on a boat on Blue Mesa Reservoir, CO.)
6 3/4" x 9"
pastel on blue Canson paper

Surprised by the title?  This is a pastel, 
that I felt done with...when showed to the person of who it is... 
DH of course, he tells me it's not him.
Well, as far as I see it - IT IS!!
If you know him, maybe you can leave a message 
below of what YOU see as
the issue.  He says his nose is wrong..I say it isn't.
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder - but
I guess I see the beauty differently.  

I see the purple is reading wrong around the ear, 
so I will fix that by toning it down - muting it some.  
Photos can be so truthful in some cases.
I love painting BRIGHT sun photos with pastel, 
there are so many good choices on color matching.  

So if it never makes it to the approval mode, 
I am OK with that - 
it was a 'portraiture in pastel' lesson
for ME.


Leann said...

I suspect you look at DH a lot more often than he does, I'm inclined to believe you.

Pattie Wall said...

You are so right Leann - maybe he isn't looking in the mirror with his glasses on...

Claire Beadon Carnell said...

I think it's fantastic!

suzanneberry said...

This is amazing! Beautifully done!