May 2014 – The Eyes Say it All

There’s something about portraiture which resonates deeply with me and I have always been one to find great interest in the human face both young and old. This year I’m seeking to do a greater number of pastel portraits and become more comfortable in recreating skin tones, complexions and expressions.

Over time, I’ve found that I put significant thought into the eyes of my portraits. Perhaps because naturally when we look at people we look into their eyes. The eyes can tell a lot about a person. I’m guessing that even in art that remains true and I hope that the eyes of my portraits make you feel as though you wish to know more about the person.

Below is my latest portrait work. I’ve shown a close up of the face as well.I had fun adding blues into her complexion and finishing off the eyes. What do you think of this one?

 

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© 2014 Vanessa Turner
CHEEKS
pastel on artspectrum colourfix
16 x 12 inches

 

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© 2014 Vanessa Turner
CHEEKS
pastel on artspectrum colourfix
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