26 January 2012

Baby James


Here's a quick portrait I completed the other night, while sitting in front of a lovely roaring fire. I couldn't bring myself to leave the room and head up to my 'studio', so I brought all my stuff down and enjoyed the painting and the fire at the same time :-)

I'm never too sure about pastels - I always seem to go a bit mad with the colours (maybe I need to invest in a better range of colours), and I tend to overblend them, but maybe that's something you can get away with when the subject's such a cute baby (I am biased, this is my nephew!). But it's nice to have a change of medium every now and again.

Various pastels on pastelmat paper, 8 " by 8" ish (cropped from a bit bigger, 9 by 12ish).

Edit: I've replaced the pic with one that's a bit more true to the original (the first pic I uploaded look rather orange!)


  1. Sencillamente maravilloso este trabajo en pastel que has realizado.
    Mis felicitaciones,se ve un bebe hermoso.

    1. Muchas gracias Conchi, creo que mi sobrino es muy hermoso :-)

  2. Lovely portrait - he looks such a chuckler - and his blue eyes? Fab!

    1. Thanks Pat, he really is a happy baby :-)


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