Costurera de Guatemala

Saturday, August 8, 2009 at 7:04 PM

Costurera de Guatemala, originally uploaded by martasart.

I attended Alicia Sotherland's pastel portrait workshop today in San Clemente, Ca.
I had a lot of fun and was grateful my friend Dianne attended also, for she drove and hauled supplies for me.
We worked with nu-pastels on suede matboard. Interesting. No preliminary sketch but began by putting in the background with a dark and finding our shapes. Alicia was a great teacher and I found myself really picking up some good tips. Alicia is a hands on teacher so she had a bit of a "hand" in this piece. This was from a photo from my trip to Guatemala in 2008

6 comments

  1. Diahn Says:

    Wow! That's wonderful, Marta! And how wonderful to have such a great friend to share art experiences with - sounds like a good day!

  2. Sandy Says:

    WOW - double WOW that is simply fabulous!!!

  3. This is very beautiful Marta!! Seems you have a knack for pastels...so strong and atmospheric and full of character.I love it! nice seeing you in action too!
    Ronell

  4. Joan Says:

    This is lovely!!! Nice rich color!!

  5. Sharon Says:

    These are so beautiful, Marta. I like your fearlessness with color!

  6. Ai Says:

    Fantastic, Marta. I am glad to see you enjoy pastel and show us super painting.

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