Thursday, February 26, 2009

Easily Influenced

Okay....maybe I should say inspired. I got my newest edition of Pastel Magazine. [It's their 10th anniversary issure by the way] It featured the 100 winners of their yearly contest. My eyes were as large as saucers like a kid in a candy store looking at all those wonderful pieces.

So, I went home and after making dinner for the kids made this last night. Just because I had to get my 'fix'. Then I ended up looking at more blogs and saw some beautiful work an artist does in a multitude of mediums. I think I'll try that next!



8x10"

23 comments:

adebanji said...

Great portrait, seems you'll do very very well with the pastel medium!

Carol Horzempa said...

Very nice Sheila! I enlarged your pastel and it even looks better, I really love how you did the lips with the sketchy lines describing their shape. It is very fresh and lively. I agree with banji, and you seem to really know how to work with pastels. They are so much fun!

Edward Burton said...

Very nice, Sheila!

r garriott said...

Hi Sheila,

Thanks for your nice comments on my tea today. How did you like working with pastels? I love how they look but I don't like to touch them with my fingers.

P.S., Thanks for the names, too-- I like RA the best so far. That would be a good name! (and would be believe I once knew a Raphael?)

Stephen Dell'Aria said...

Nice portrait Sheila, very expressive. he looks like an individual from antiquity.

Gail H. Ragsdale said...

Great pastel portrait! I'm not so good with pastels!

Melissa and Emmitt said...

oh my goodness!

you just made that last night? you are amazing and so inspiring!

i love your potraits!

xo
melissa

Cynthia said...

How exciting how you are exploring so many new techniques, Sheila. Love the work! <3

Mary Paquet said...

Sheila, your versatility is awe-inspiring! I love the way you dare to try all the different mediums.

Paintings by Irit Bourla said...

Thats good Sheila...How do you like working with pastels? I am an oil only.Boring!

E-Arab said...

It's really nice, good job.

Carrrie Jacobson said...

Sheila, it is so great to see you working in pastels! You've gotten a completely different feel with these than with the oils - more like the guy's face is appearing from the distance, or from the shadows, as though you captured him mid-movement, mid-thought. I like it.

James Parker said...

Excellent pastel, Sheila. I'll try to get my buddy, Henri Matisse, to drop by here and leave ya a comment :-)

artbyakiko said...

Wonderful Sheila! Your beautiful work inspires me to pick up my pastel. :) Just don't like the dust too much, though.

Paulo J. Mendes said...

You had inspiration.Very good work!

dominique eichi said...

NIce pastel work. I agree with Stephen.

sam said...

You have some lovely skin tones, did you enjoy using them? I used to love pastels but always ended up with lots on my face! Thats just me being messy.
Thanks so much for all your wonderful comments, much appreciated:o)

Manon Doyle said...

Wonderful portrait Sheila! I don't work with them so it's great to see what you can do!!

simoart said...

Love your portraits, they are very expresive. Great work on pastels.

Trevor Lingard said...

Hi Sheila
Like me you need your fixes.
Pastels eh!... I dont think I have seen one of yours before.
This is good work

Michelle Burnett said...

Hi Sheila, I agree with the rest of the gang...wonderful work! Very expressive and nice color.

The few times I've tried pastels, I had trouble with them...but you've inspired me to try them again!

I also enjoyed the painting video you posted. I need to paint with more thought and less brushstrokes!

Kim VanDerhoek said...

Pastels are such a beautiful medium! I hope you enjoy working with them. Nice portrait Shiela!

Paula Villanova said...

I prefer to think of it as "inspired" rather than "influenced!" I love how you try what strikes you without hesitation...that's what it's all about! Keep it up!