Redhead with Friends, watercolor painting

Redhead with Friends

Redhead with Friends
Redhead with Friends, watercolor and ink on acrylic paper, 21 x 29.7 cm, 8.3 x 11.7″

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Russian Man detail

Portrait of Russian Man with Hat | Russian Man portrait

 

 

Russian Man
Russian Man, acrylics on acrylic paper, 21 x 29.7 cm, 8.3″ x 11.7″
Russian Man detail
Russian Man detail

 

Woman in the Dark

Several portraits | portraits of women

Woman in the Dark
Woman in the Dark, acrylics, A4, 8 .25 x 11.5″
Study of Woman chiaroscuro
Study of Woman chiaroscuro, acrylics, A4, 8 .25 x 11.5″
Study of Woman in chiarscuro
Study of Woman in chiarscuro, acrylics, A4, 8 .25 x 11.5″

 

Double Take, portrait
Double Take, portrait, acrylics, A4, 8 .25 x 11.5″

 

Woman Reclines, acrylics, A3, 30 x 42 cm, 11.5 x 16"

Woman Reclines

Woman Reclines

Woman Reclines == the woman is my Panamanian friend Vicky

 

 

Woman Reclines, acrylics, A3, 30 x 42 cm, 11.5 x 16"
Woman Reclines, acrylics, A3, 30 x 42 cm, 11.5 x 16″
Woman Reclines
Woman Reclines

Couple Snuggling in Bed | Couple Snuggling in Bed pastel painting

Another in the Enamorado Con Amor/In Love with Love series.  Part of love is intimacy, but of course not all intimacy denotes love.  Here it does, and the couple sparkles in the play of light and shadow.  

 

Couple Snuggling in Bed, pastels, 65 x 50 cm/25.5 x 20"
Couple Snuggling in Bed, pastel painting, 65 x 50 cm/25.5 x 20″ 

 

Couple Snuggling in Bed detail
Couple Snuggling in Bed detail
Couple Snuggling in Bed detail
Couple Snuggling in Bed detail
Couple Snuggling in Bed detail
Couple Snuggling in Bed detail

 

The pigments used in pastels are the same as those used to produce all colored art media, including oil paints.  The binder has a neutral hue and low intensity.  

Pastel is challenging because it is mixed and blended on the paper or other surface.  Colors cannot be tested on a palette although with the new powder pastels you can.  This work was done with sticks.  Changes are not easy to make, as you can not just paint over things.

In use since the Renaissance, they were very popular in the 18th century.  My favorite pastel painter is Renoir.  

Visit to Picasso | ode to Picasso

Currently there’s an excellent exhibit of Picasso drawings at Banc Caja in Valencia.  I did this painting afterwards.

 

Picasso Visit, acrylic on Canson paper A3 , 8.25 x 11
Picasso Visit, acrylic on Canson paper A3 , 8.25 x 11

 

Picasso Visit, detail
Picasso Visit, detail

 

 

Visit to Picasso ink -  this is the drawing  for the acrylic (A4, 8.25 x 11.5"
Visit to Picasso ink – this is the drawing for the acrylic (A4, 8.25 x 11.5″