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Monday, May 30, 2011

Completed Value Study of Peggy and Marcelo

"Portrait Study of Peggy and Marcelo", 21" x 25 1/2", charcoal and pastel on acid-free gray matt board

detail of Peggy from the study, 21" x  15"

Here is the completed version of my first study for a couples portrait of my sister, Peggy, and brother-in-law, Marcelo.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Self Portrait at Three, completed

A scanned detail from "Self Portrait at Three"
Photo of "Self Portrait at Three", 24" x 19", pastel on Pastelmat *

It was fun to get back into this pastel portrait of myself at age three and add it's final touches.

*Sometimes a scan can really do better in matching the color, value, and depth in a work of art, so after trying a scanned detail, I've added it to the top of this post, and I'll replace this photo too, as soon as I have a scan of the full image to share.  

Monday, May 9, 2011

Princess Kate #2, silverpoint with egg tempera

"Princess Kate 2", 3 7/8" x 3 1/8", framed silverpoint miniature on toned museum board with egg tempera highlights, available on Etsy

Here is the second in my series of portrayals of Princess Catherine, this time on a pink-toned background with highlights and light touches in egg tempera.  I'll add a picture of this one in it's frame later today, which is the same style and color as the frame for Princess Kate 1.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Princess Kate - One of Several Portrayals of Her in Silverpoint

"Princess Kate", (shown actual size), 3 7/8" x 3 1/8", silverpoint miniature portrait on prepared museum board in antiqued silver gilded wood oval
Here is the first of several portrayals of Princess Kate I have been working on this week.  This silverpoint miniature portrait is currently for sale on Etsy.  Stay tuned for another portrait of Princess Kate which I hope to post tomorrow.