View Full Version : self portrait( still exploring soft pastels)

sue ellen
02-12-2001, 01:54 PM
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another soft pastel....i think i am hooked on them! http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/biggrin.gif

18 X 8 on canson paper

sue ellen

02-12-2001, 05:31 PM
Very nice, Sue Ellen. http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif


"...all I thought of was making my colors sing, without paying any heed to rules and regulations"
Henri Matisse

02-12-2001, 09:40 PM
Ditto, ditto!

I see purple in your painting. I like the purple. I see purple in everyone's skin, but others say blue and green. I rarely see any green. I used to use purple a lot for my protraits but shied away because it "wasn't right".


Is purple right or wrong? Am I color blind or am I just seeing the result of the skin tone's mix of blues and pinks? How come I don't see the greens everyone else sees? I see greenish umbers, never "real" greens.

I think I'm going to ask this in portraiture too because it's been bothering me for a while.

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sue ellen
02-13-2001, 10:03 AM
Thanks von, roan http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif

Roan i used a lot of blues and pinks...my skin has a lot of blue and pink in it....i wasnít going for any kind of realism in this ...just playing with line, color, shape and the texture of the pastels. I donít really see the greens either and in the case of my own skin..its very pink with a lot of blue..but i am going to take a look at the portraiture forum and see what they say about it..you have caught my interest !!

sue ellen