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Pam's Portrait by Kim Blair

13 days ago   |   By Kim Blair Artist

Pam(14x11 pastel on gessoed 300 lb w.c. paper)
The day Pam showed me the photo used for this portrait on her cell phone I felt an immediate jolt of inspiration to paint her portrait! Her striped jacket reminded me of Van Gogh's portrait ' Portrait of Trabuc ', and of course then the desire to paint her was doubled.
Pam's portrait was the first one I completed using caran d'ache pastels. I began with a purple toned acrylic background and drew her in graphite, then started applying the pastels in various marks and random patterns.
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