October 2012 – Never Hurts to Try

It’s been quite a while since I last worked on a  colour portrait so I decided to give them a go again and hope that all of the skill gathered over the last year would come together and I’d see some drastic improvement since my last attempt. And indeed I was pleased.

I began with the charcoal layer

Pastel  stages with numerous layers

Final Portraits

© 2012 Vanessa Turner
RIMA
pastel on artspectrum colorfix
16 x 12 inches

© 2012 Vanessa Turner
RANTY
pastel on artspectrum colorfix
16 x 12 inches

I’m quite pleased with the way both portraits turned out. I can certainly see how the colour mixing skills from other projects have allowed me to understand the pastel medium more. You’ll be seeing quite a few more of these in further.