Monday, June 20, 2016

Garden Muse..Pastel Portrait on Velour Paper..Texas Artist..Rae Andrews

This portrait was fun to begin with, then I think I lost the likeness.. then it came back..Ya da! Ya da! Ya da!

It's amazing what a small light stroke or touch up can do in painting a portrait, it can change the whole face! And it did, several time as I said!

The trouble is, this is my husband Thomas, and when one knows the subject so well, I believe it makes it harder for the portrait artist.

It certainly does with me. I might work more on this in a day or two, I can see many things which need tweaking.

By the way, my husband likes it!

This is a pastel on velour paper $13.5" x 19" 


Rae Andrews, Contemporary Texas Artist in all media said...

Sue Wiley comments via email:

I recognized him right away, great job!

Jo Castillo said...

Gorgeous! Love all your recent work. You handled this well. I sketch Gene once in a while and it ain’t easy!!