Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Two hours into Pastel Portrait of Nick


I enjoy teaching, doing demonstrations for my students and working on commissions, but sometimes I have paintings in my head that just need to get out. I miss painting just to paint. So this evening I spent some time at the studio working on this portrait of my son, Nick. Not done yet. Still working on values, color tweaking and deciding how loose to keep the bottom portion of the painting... It feels good so far.
Terri Ludwig Pastels on Wallis Paper, 18 x 20 inches

7 comments:

Sadami said...

Wow, Maria,
Already so beautiful and nice, in my eyes!!!
Cheers,Sadami

sam said...

Looking good Maria, I like the loose feel and the dark area draws attention to his head.

AutumnLeaves said...

He is sure one handsome guy, Maria! Love his hair and glasses.

Jill Eudaly said...

Looking good!
jill

hmuxo said...

Excellent painting, Maria. Love the way you paint portraits.!!

wandamarie said...

This is just exqisite. I can't wait to see how you handle the other details of this painting. Wonderful!

AutumnLeaves said...

Love the colors in the jeans and tee and a wonderful portrait all the way around. Your portraits are always just sublime, Maria. I was amazed to see that both your husband and son are artists (and fine ones at that) too.