Saturday, February 2, 2013

29 faces Day 2

So  for  today,  I'm  showing  another  face that  I  just  did  with  hard  chalk  pastels--another  one  from  my  Misty  Mawn  class--
 
 
 
This  week's  lesson  was  all  about  pastels  and  different  ways  of  using  them.   I've  used  pastels  in  my  art  before  but  never  exclusively--I  like  them  in that  they're  a  very  forgiving  medium,  but  also  that  makes  them  a  little  frustrating,  because  if  you're  not  careful  you  can  mess  up  parts  that  you  like  by  smudging--so  they're  not  my  favorite  thing  to  work  with.....but....they  give  you  a  great  result.
 
I  like  her, and I think  I'm  going  to  do  something  more  with  her.   This  is  on  a  sheet  of  watercolor  paper--so  I  have  ideas  in  mind--if  they  work  out,  she'll  be back--we'll see.

And  remember,  if  you  want  to  know  more  about  the  29 faces  challenge,  start  HERE,  and  you  can  click  on  the  Feb. 2013  tab  there  to  see  all  of  the  participants  and  the  links  to their  blogs--and  you  can  be  one  of  them!  (You  can  start  anytime!)

19 comments:

alarmcat said...

she's very pretty!! I haven't used pastels in years. makes me want to get them out and experiment again.

Gloria in CA said...

Yes, very pretty. Love pastels.

denthe said...

Oh, the softness of those colors really speak to me. She's a beauty!

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

Very nice Diane...good luck with the other 20+!

nice weekend, Alie :-)

Kathy said...

I am always impressed with your work but I especially like the way you used color on this one.

cve said...

Very nice

Regina said...

She is a beauty. I haven't used pastel's in a good long while and this is making me want to pull out my case and use them. ^_^

Marilyn Rock said...

Very soft - lovely Diane!

judy mountjoy said...

i love her! i have been thinking of joining this class myself. i found your blog a while back and have you on my favourites!! i love all your posts and ideas. i am new to art and mixed media so just love this. thank you

Marianne said...

I like her too.
Just found your blog Through Alie's blog and wauw what a lot of beautiful artwork. I had to become a follower right away and come back soon to get inspired.
Hugs,
Marianne

Erika said...

She is beautiful and your work with pastels is really great!
Sending hugs and smile
Erika

Art Play Today said...

Gorgeous, Gorgeous, Gorgeous!!! I love the soft colors, and your use of them. Can't wait to see her again, and all of your future faces, you are so good!
Kristen

Tammy Dial Gray said...

I love the shading and the colors! I have never used hard pastels. You make me drool over them. Beautiful!

Ayala Art said...

beautiful and so dreamy :o)

Donna said...

She is just beautiful! Love your work Diane!

Jen @Sadie Inspired said...

I have never used pastel before, but they sounds like fun. Beautiful portrait. I am looking forward to seeing your faces for this challenge.

Say It In Color said...

Wow.... just beautiful!!! I will look for her later too!!! You can scan and make copies right? These faces are beautiful!!

K Renee said...

She's pretty!

Marja's Stamp Addiction en Marja's Creativity said...

SOOOOO Beautiful Diane. A friendly and beautiful pace in pastel. Wonderful work.
lovely greet and nice Sunday
Marja

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