Saturday, September 18, 2010

Singer!

After a long time I tried out soft pastels! the picture i saw of this teen age sensation made me sit up and try out the soft pastels...had some problems with the colours vanishing (a bit) when the fixative was sprayed...but the experience was enjoyable!

23 comments:

Virginia Floyd said...

Very nice. I like all the deep shadows.

I've never tried pastels. Still trying to learn to paint with oils.

Barbra Joan said...

Mr Anand, this is very impressive. The whole piece has a feeling to it that I think you captured so well. Pastels are not that easy I've tried my hand at it.. but go with just the pencil work..
Thanks for your comment. its what keeps us going !

Barbra Joan said...

Mr. Anand, you've captured a good part of this work.. Pastels are not the easist, and this is an excellent piece. ... I'd like to see more. thanks for the comment on my blog . Its what pushes us to do more.

Elizabeth Seaver said...

Love the way she appears out of the dark into the light. Very effective.

Katherine Thomas said...

Pastels were the perfect medium for this scene. They add to the atmosphere! Good job!

Prabal said...

This is very beautiful. It has certain x factor..

Sandra said...

This is really unusual and very good! :0) I had the same trouble with pastels losing there brightness when spraying them. What I do now, is very lightly spray at each stage, but I don't fix the top layer at all. I have also heard the spraying the reverse of the paper works - but I haven't tried that myself :0)

AK said...

This is fabulous. The theatrical lights have come out so nicely. Pastels was the ideal medium.

Cristina Dalla Valentina said...

It's a very nice painting, Mr Anand, you are very talented with pastels, you must continue!

Anudeepa Kadiresan said...

It's beautiful...the effects are well nicely done...and the expression in her is awesome Anand...

Carol Schiff Studio said...

Mr Anand, This is a very effective painting, the minute it came up on my screen, I got a little chill.

I worked in pastel for years and fixatives are always a problem..they destroy the beautiful shimmer of pastel. The trick is to use them as seldom as possible, and as Sandra said, never on the last layer. Knock off the loose pastel by shaking the support..you really don't need that much fixative, use it lightly.

Fernando Santos (Chana) said...

Belo trabalho...Excelente....
Cumprimentos

rama said...

I am not an artist, but I can say, what I am seeing is really beautiful.
I have come to blog through Radhika's blog.

RASHTRARPAN said...

LIKED THE PAINTING. THE CURTAIN BEHIND HAS A VELVETY TOUCH. NICE BACKDROP. THE FIGURE AND PROPORTIONS ARE GOOD. OVERALL A GREAT PAINTING.

rama said...

Thanks Anand, looks like I have one more friend in the blogging world.

Leovi said...

Hermosa, solo falta que se escuche la música y la voz de la cantante.

Sadami said...

Dear Madabhusi Raman,
Thank you for visiting my blog. You make lovely work! Full of joy and emotions. All tells me "stories." Please keep up.
Kind regards, Sadami

hmuxo said...

You did such an amazing job with this pastel painting!! You did a great job with the shading of her hair...and love the rich blue color. Very well done Anand.

Liana Yarckin said...

you do very well in pastels. great mood here.

Priti said...

This is very well done, you should use pastels more often!

SKIZO said...

BeautifulWorkThankYouForSharing:)

rabel said...

Beautiful.

junebug said...

Very beautiful. I love the way you did her hair. You should do soft pastels more often!

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