Pastel Portraits

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“Tana” 11×14, pastel on grey toned paper
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“Nathan” 16×20, pastel on toned paper
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“Woman in a Yellow Cloak” 11 x 14, pastel on grey toned paper.
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“Rosemarie” 11 x 14, pastel, colored pencil & charcoal on paper.

If vivid color and spontaneity are qualities that you would like to incorporate into a portrait then a pastel is a great option. Many of the works on this page are vignettes – certain parts are left unresolved and fade into the paper. This type of portrayal is particularly pleasing in representing children, where each expression is a flicker in time.

Although many of the works on this page are vignettes, there are also more finished pieces in which colors and values are built up slowly with layers from the lightest to the darkest. This process produces a final deep saturation of color, which, according to clients, is similar to an oil or egg tempera painting.

Prices for each type of portrait can be found on my pricing page. If you desire something more customized in terms of the size and subject, please let me know. I’d love to bring your vision to life!

For more information please see my pricing page or give me a call (609) 203-6270 or email www.riverafinearts@gmail.com.

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