Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Portrait in Red

Drawn this afternoon, from life.

Pastel and ink over Tombow marker, on brown paper, about 14" x 14".

18 comments:

  1. Jean your works are excellent!
    You can spend a lot of emotion and drama, as if we could know what goes on in the life of each portrayed!
    Loved admire and feel that 'reading souls!'
    a hug

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  2. I was late, framing a few of my favorite pieces. But the one you gave me is now up on my wall, and it is so beautiful. And now I have two Jean's in the house. How lucky I am.

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  3. The expression is fantastic and the red serves it greatly! Well done dear Jean!
    Warm regards.

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  4. Thanks, Jane.

    I am glad you saw the drama in this.

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  5. Thanks, Anthony.

    This is Taheerah, a favorite model, and she has a very expressive face.

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  6. Thanks, AH.

    I am glad to hear she's being treated so well.

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  7. Thanks, Konstantina.

    The red came from the color of the seat the model was on.

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  8. Those dark lines in just the right places communicates so much! The red itself is very bold, yet does not seem busy - maybe because of the limited palette. Is your brown paper sourced from a grocery bag? If so, I applaud your resourcefulness!

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  9. I love how so much expression comes through even though there isn't much detail. It's wonderful.

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  10. Thanks, minn.

    It is a grocery bag, cut open. I only had small pieces of paper and I wanted to go bigger, so . . . .

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  11. Thanks, Susan.

    I enjoy the opportunity to draw Taheerah and I think it shows.

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