Pastel with brown ink underdrawing   38x52cm

Pastel Painting 1   Emma



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There are two kinds
of portrait: those that
look directly at you
and those that don't.

People look across
space, portraits look
across time. Canvas
portraits will usually
outlive their subjects.










With these pastel studies
I work from life, trying to
finish the work in one sitting.
The technique is analogous
to working in oil on canvas.

Coloured paper takes the
place of canvas, brown ink
replaces the glaze medium
and pastel stands in for
the oil paint.