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Blue Night - original oil pastel portrait

1 month ago   |   By Hackberry Street Studio

This piece is one that I did mostly from a charcoal drawing, although I did begin working with the oil pastels while still at the drawing group. Alas, there wasn't enough time before the model left, so I did have to spend more time working from the drawing. It's on 8 x 8" Ampersand Pastelbord, one of my favorite surfaces.
I've been away for awhile, in London and Paris - was lucky to have seen the Gauguin show in London and the 'Degas at the Opera' show in Paris. I loved that they showed Degas' work using essence - which I have rarely seen - and gave such an honest portrayal of the...
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