Thursday, 11 February 2010

Self Portrait


I used Fisher 400 paper for this 14 x 10 inch self portrait. I started off with a watercolour underpainting, and used all sorts of pastels, pastel pencils, hard and soft pastels. Unison are my favourite soft pastels - they are so buttery and the colours so vivid.

9 comments:

Jennifer Lawson said...

Great! Love the textures and depth you achieved.

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Ira Robbins said...

Wonderful painting! Will be back.

raena said...

Excellent!!

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Sheila Vaughan said...

Hi Annie - I like the way you have paid attention to the underlying bone structure of the face by angling the strokes of the pastel. It's easier to see when you click on it to enlarge. Nice work.

Helen Stannard said...

Just discovered your blog...love your art and your blog's title and subtitle....all great!

Wanda said...

Hi~~ I came from Rosy's Art Blog and really like your work!! I will be back to visit again.

Jim Serrett said...

That a wonderful portrait.
I really like the expression.