Sunday, November 28, 2010

MARK MARKING

6x6, pastel
Exploring my pastel box is fun and frustrating.  I have lots of pastels in the process of organization.  When I work in pastels I get very comfortable with what each pigment does.  Like a rhythm of touch and vision.  At the moment I am searching and overworking in the process of exploration.  I am making lots of marks to convey what I want to say.  Conserving and simplification comes with work and practice.

9 comments:

Marian Fortunati said...

Gorgeous Dori...
Pastels become you!!

carol morgan carmichael said...

This is really cool. I like all the visible color in the face.

Peinturesetaventures said...

Still, it's a beautiful painting. BRAVO! Helen

Katherine van Schoonhoven said...

It's still a nice piece! Glad to see you pushing pastel around, too. Hope you'll post more of your practice pieces!

Susan E. Roden said...

Nice Dori! Really captured the pensive mood. Love the reds on the nose and mouth too.

Aubrey Studebaker said...

I enjoy the softness of this portrait.

Michelle said...

Such beautiful and dramatic color! I haven't had the nerve to take up pastels. You've done a wonderful job, Dori!

maria kovalenko leysens said...

Nice to see you are also working in pastels.
Lovely.

Edward Burton said...

Wow, keep up those pastels, Dori. The looseness and the colors are wonderful!