Monday, March 1, 2010

The Glamourous Life - Variations on a Theme

The first one is in acrylic paint. 6"x 6" on the canvas hardboard.

The lower one is chalk pastel on handmade cotton paper..same size. Interesting. Soft.

Don't we just bring the emotions to the piece? The acrylic... I was thinking how I just love working with these, I feel confident in the result.
The pastel, calm, watching what the pastels were doing rather than thinking I was telling them what to do.

What is your impression?


  1. I like the sketch, fresh quality of the pastel work. The brilliant color. This is a small size to pull off detail with pastels, no? The acrylic tells me more about this woman and the thoughts behind her eyes. It has the confident feel of you familiar medium?

  2. Elaine, your signature just adds to that top piece; art unto itself. For some reason I am reminded of Barbra Streisand (The Way We Were). These are fabulous!

  3. the work you are showing us...