Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Self Portrait Work in Progress



I am continuing work on another self-portrait that I began before the Christmas break, but perhaps the background of this piece will motivate me to start a still life soon. This is 28" x 22", colored pencil on sanded paper.

9 comments:

Ana Tirolese said...

This is going to be another excellent piece! You are so fortunate to be beautiful. You make a great model for yourself.

I LOVE how you did the plate in the background. Wow. Your backgrounds are soooooo cool. I almost forgot this is a coloured pencil piece. My eyes keeps saying photograph, even if my brains says "Look silly, it is a WIP of a coloured pencil piece".

You are an amazing artist.

hbedrosian said...

Thank you so much Ana! The plate is actually quite grainy and fuzzy if you see it close up - I'm trying to keep the background dim to not compete with the subject, yet still realistic. We'll see what happens!

Nicole Caulfield said...

You'll like doing still-lifes Holly - they don't talk back to you! lol. This is looking great as usual!

Valerie Jones said...

This is looking really nice, Holly! I agree with Nicole, you will like still lifes...they won't talk back to you. :)

Debbi said...

I think this portrait is a huge step forward for you, Holly. The face has a wonderful, pensive expression and is very engaging for the viewer. Can't wait to see it continue.

hbedrosian said...

Nicole, Valerie: Thank you! I think my next piece will be another portrait because I'll be testing pastels, but then I might do a still life or landscape.

Debbi: Thank you so much! I really appreciate the input.

Teresa Mallen said...

Hi Holly,
I agree with the other comments. You do make a great model for yourself, this is great as usual and you do have a wonderful pensive expression! I look forward to seeing your pastel work!!

Chantell Van Erbe said...

Looks beautiful so far. How is the Fisher paper working out for you, Holly? Do you like it more than the Rtistx boards? I purchased a huge role of Fisher and it is still sitting in a corner.

hbedrosian said...

Thank you, Teresa!

Chantell - I like both supports: I like the Fisher for colored pencil because it is easy to create a smooth look without paper showing through, but I still like to use cp with either solvent or Neocolor watersoluble pastels on the Rtistx. I'm going to use UART with pastels next.