Angola in Color, 12 by 20 inches, pastel.
These two drawings were done last friday at the portrait group that I attend occasionally at the Alameda Artworks. I did the pencil drawing first, and then the pastel painting. It was such a pleasure to draw jsut for the pleasure of the thing! A drawing can be a thing of whimsy--always the best equalizer of art angst! Sanded paper turns out to be a wonderful substrate for figure drawing, the sanded paper allows a lovely, wandering line, yet is also quick to accept dark shading.