Gold Bangle Pastel Painting

Gold Bangle Pastel Painting

My newest piece is “The Gold Bangle”. This pastel portrait of a young woman is 14×18 pastel on paper done from my source photos. The model is Katrina Sherwood, who is also a muse for Cuong Nguyen. I had the pleasure of painting her at a workshop at Cuong’s studio. She modeled for several reference shots for me, so I have several future works in mind.

New Work In Progress

New Work In Progress

Have been working on a new pastel painting to be titled “The Gold Bangle”. Here I am building up the flesh tones to start modeling the hands. The finished pastel portrait image should be 16 x 20.

The Writer Pastel Portrait

The Writer Pastel Portrait

I am pleased to introduce “The Writer”. This pastel portrait painting of a young man is on Art Spectrum Colourfix paper, and is a finished frame size of 24 x 27 (18 x 21 mat window image). The model is our nephew, Gordon James Asti, who is an actor and writer in Hollywood.

Vintage Pastel Portrait

Here is a new portrait commission that is different from anything I’ve done before. This gentleman always wanted to be depicted like Humphrey Bogart in Casablanca. So my job was to emulate the look of an old forties movie star photograph of a man in a white...

Pastel Portrait of Two Women

This is the kind of portrait that I really find satisfying, but challenging. It’s a challenge because a good likeness is crucial and you have to capture their personalities. I worked from two separate source photographs and put them together. I experimented a...

New Pastel Drawing

My new drawing “Awakening” is finished. The dramatic lighting was what really intrigued me. I tried to make it as realistic as I could. It makes me want to do more drawings like this, as I really like the contrast of white and grays against black paper....