Thursday, February 9, 2012

Mayan Girl - a study in pastel

Blue Hat
When my husband and I were in the Mayan Riviera last year, this little girl was on the beach with her mother. It was the blue hat which caught my attention, and I was able to snap a photo of her when she was waiting for her mom to get her something to drink. Her features were quite unusual in such a young child - heavy eyebrows and a very strong nose. 

This little piece is done in pan pastel. I love how smooth these pastels are, but I have also learned that it is not necessarily easy to create the various colors that I need in a painting. It would be much easier if I had that color already in the pan! However, I am happy enough with this little study to say it is done. 

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