A Profile in Pastel
I thought I’d start the New Year with something from the end of the old. This is the last piece I did as a pastel demonstration in the Drawing and Painting the Portrait class I teach, and it’s been nestled in the flat files for a couple weeks for safekeeping until I get a frame made for it.
The model, Sarah, is an artist herself, and the granddaughter of the distinguished teacher and painter Snowden Hodges. We did this over about 4 sessions, if I recall, which was just about right.
Sarah has agreed to be my subject for a drawing demonstration I’m doing at Art After Dark on the 25th of January at the Honolulu Museum of Art.
It will be a very active affair overall, I’m told that 1000 + visitors can easily pass through the doors of the Museum that night, but Sarah and I are promised safe haven in the very lovely Mediterranean Courtyard, and it will be a pleasure to spend the 3 hours drawing Sarah and providing some insight into the process for interested guests.