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.
Wednesday, October 18, 2006
Mona Lisa Smile (Romantic Painting with Statue) - 8x10" Pastel
I enjoyed doing this close up of a sculpted womans face, based on a photo from Wet Canvas. I tried to get the likeness, and also put some life in the color of the stone. With that little smile, she reminds me of the Mona Lisa!
I spent countless hours drawing and painting alongside my artist dad when I was a kid. Then, art took a back seat to career for many years.
One day, an article about daily painters inspired me. Each day, I'd paint and post a new small work on this blog ... sometimes at midnight!
Now, newly retired, I'm painting and blogging again. Taking classes, too. I’ll be learning about painting for the rest of my life. It's a never-ending journey.
But when the painting gods smile -- which they occasionally do -- there's no better feeling than standing back, seeing what you created, and sharing it with others.
I live in Westchester, NY with my husband, and a rescue dog named Sam. Occasionally, our grown kids camp out here, too.
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