This is a blog to share my love of pastels. Daily practice isn't always possible, but it remains the best way to make consistent progress.
Saturday, October 14, 2006
Guitar Legend - 5x7" Pastel
Who could it be...Steve Vai? Joe Satriani? No, it's Chris, my son's guitar teacher. As for this small study, it's just good practice to paint people once in a while, and this casual pose appealed to me.
I once spent countless hours drawing and painting alongside my artist dad when I was a kid.
Now, I live in NY with my husband, and a rescue dog named Sam. Occasionally, one of our grown kids shows up, too ...
As a challenge, back in 2000 I decided to try daily painting for a month. It grew into a multi-year project, and this blog was the result.
One thing led to another, and daily painting gave way to a full time marketing job, and an 8-year hiatus from art. Now, I'm painting again.
While I no longer strive to create a daily painting, time in front of an easel is still the perfect antidote to life's ebbs and flows. It's my happy place.
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