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05-02-2015, 10:55 AM
Hello :wave:

I think it is probably my first time posting here, although if I have before it would have been in the dim and distant past.

My name is Lin and I've always struggled with pastels because of the dust, but I've been building up a collection of pastel pencils which I'm absolutely loving.:heart:

I thought I'd share this with you.

'Colonel Carter'
Pastel Pencils
Hahnemule Pastelmat
10" x 12"
Reference TV footage

I've actually had this one drawn out ready to work for some time. I found myself at a loose end for a couple of nights and wanted something to try out various brands of pastel pencil on this surface. As it was to hand I thought I'd use it.
Maybe I need to do the rest of the team now.
I do have the whole 10 series on DVD so should have no trouble with references!


05-02-2015, 11:07 AM
Wonderful painting. Pam:wave:

05-02-2015, 12:46 PM
Lin, I remember you from a few years ago when I used to post in the WDE. Welcome to the pastel forum!

Your portrait is lovely, very dramatic! I'm afraid I can't comment on a likeness because I'm not familiar with who she is. I do like the modeling of her face and especially like the loose treatment of her hair, and the terrific lights and darks in her clothing.

05-02-2015, 01:37 PM
Well done ......I have been using pastel pencils for approx 7 years now & I love them too , I wouldn't use anything else .
This painting is wonderful !!


water girl
05-02-2015, 02:26 PM
Welcome back! I am not familiar with this woman, but you have portrayed her as a confident, strong figure. Nice job!

05-02-2015, 06:17 PM
Lin: lovely portrait. Nice to see you here. I love your photos in the reference library.


Shirl Parker
05-03-2015, 11:51 AM

05-03-2015, 05:12 PM
very distinctive image with strong marks/colour !

the purple neck is an issue for me ;
it's softer than the jacket and seems to relate by value , but ...

is this a post-mortum piece , or someone who is being forced to be silent about something ?
( - been reading a lot of ' high-brow ' art mags lately , and concept/message is part of reviews of
artists/shows :rolleyes: )

i like the strong marks/colour - relates to the printed ' pop art prints/'cartoons' of the 50's-70's
but a definite ' made-by-hand ' feel . :)