Monday, March 28, 2011

Self Portrait For Inspiration Avenue

Inspiration Avenue's theme this week is Self-Portrait.

This piece departs from what I usually post work-wise, both stylistically and medium-wise. It was done with dry pastels, and it's got more of a painting feel than the usual line-work and inky stuff I like to do now.

Totally different than most of the work I do now. I wanted to post a more similar to my usual style, black and white self portrait I had done. However, 'tis not with me, and I had already scanned this one in-- so, I thought to submit it.

I did it a few years ago, and while I haven't worked in pastels recently, remembering how fluid this piece was to make is inspiring-- maybe I'll at least partially return to pastels, to at least use them in mixed media, in the future. Wanted

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WrightStuff said...

I love the fluid feel. It's very good.

Msartist said...

I love your use of line and color. I love it! I might have to try doing one in pastels. I love working them into paintings but didn't this week.
Happy IA Sunday. ~Theresa

Stephanie Mealor Corder said...

I love this, it reminds me of a famous artist (whose name I can't think of ;)) but I love your colors and how fluid it is overall- also your eyes are my favorite part- just gorgeous!

Kat W said...

Oh I love this - It is so dreamy, expressive & pretty. You should definitely do pastel work more often!

Kat X

gemma said...

Love this and your beret.
Great colors.

Heather said...

This is one of my favorites of yours. I love it. Yes, you should pick up your pastels again, you really did a nice job with this! xo