Portrait of a Young Lady, pastel portrait painted in Lakewood, Illinois
Portrait of a Young Lady, 12×16, Soft Pastel on Board, 1/25/2012
A lovely young girl modeled for us at a workshop in Lakewood, IL. It was her first time modeling, and she did a fantastic job. I’ve been leaning towards more natural flesh tone in my work lately, and although the colors are slightly saturated, they do fall in the expected hue for caucasian skin. One of the reasons for this may be the brightly colored scarf. When the environment and clothing of the model is neutral, it allows me to be more experimental with the hues of the subject.