• Katie's Portrait by Kim Blair

    6 monthes ago - By Kim Blair Artist

    (14"x11" pastel on 300 lb. gessoed w.c. paper)
    My beautiful niece Katie sent me a lovely selfie where she was pursing her lips... just a bit...posing for some fun shots before she heading off to a wedding. I enhanced the red tones of her hair to play off the terra cotta tone of the base coat that you see peeking through the pastels...creating her painterly freckles.
    While painting her portrait I noticed essences of her Mother in her features. When I know a sitter's parents, siblings or other relatives I often notice subtle physical similarities between them as I study their...
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