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Babs -PASTELIST
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Beauty is in the Eye of the Beholder
Beauty is in the Eye of the Beholder

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This is how a self-taught pastelist tackles a portrait. I did this 3 years ago. My method is very different now. But, the results are the same.

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Working on a pastel from a photo with an iPad really helps. The backlighting lights up the skin tones so much better than a printed image.
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My older work

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Lately I have been painting in oil. I havent had much desire to work in pastels. I think it goes in cycles. Here are a few of my recent woks in oil.

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6/26/16
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Pastel portrait from a photo
11"x14" wallis paper
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Work In Progress
At final stage of this oil portrait.  
Still to do: hand, modify shading, 
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Finally done with my "Comfy Couch" oil portrait.  Sorry,I take lousy photos of my work.  I have to use a tripod next time so I can make sure it is level.  It always looks like it is through the camera, but then when I crop it, the truth comes out.
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I am not sure how I feel about digital paintings.  What is the purpose to take a photo and reproduce it on the computer with a digital drawing program that gives you "layers" to work your magic with.  It's more of a skill to me that actual painting medium is.  How do you feel about it?  

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All done with this one.  The frame works beautifully with the setting.
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