These 4 are teeny tiny. Done on a 8″x10″ piece of canvas.
This was a limited value Exercise, and on the painterly side. The top two are from Allen, Texas. Bottom Right is Napa-Valley, California. Bottom Left is courtesy of the internet. It is off course hard to maintain limited value when you have obvious gradation in value, but you try to control your temptation and stick to a 3-5 limited value.
Charcoal and White Pastel.
I am looking for an “even” tooth tan paper. Most colored paper have uneven tooth and ridges and this affects the refined look that I want to give. Regular drawing papers are great that way.
Sonali Bandre, off course! Ok! I am stretching the truth a little,… Ok! maybe a lot 🙂 . I got a picture of her from the internet and painted it. Ha ha. (5″x7″ in oil)
Thank you for visiting. Enjoy
The yellow rose reminded me of her… and soon Disney will be releasing a remake of the movie. Lest you forget, “A color by any other name…” 😛
Portrait in Charcoal and Pastel and different stages…
At Different Stages…
Here is another in the charcoal series…
Here is another Charcoal and Pastel portrait of an old man… See below to see the various stages of the portrait. Enjoy!
Different Stages of the sketch…
Photographs tend to be contrasty and don’t catch the subtle value shifts that our eyes can see. Still this is Ok! Thank you for viewing. Enjoy!