A Young Girl and Her Father

Pastel on Sanded Paper
Pastel on Sanded Paper, 22 x 29″


This portrait is based on a black and white photograph which was taken in the early 1980s. Since I had no color information to work with, I decided on a color scheme of reds, pinks, oranges, and purple to create a bright and lively portrait. Their hair is black, but I decided to give it a pink glow so even the darks would have a brightness. Purple is used as a warm shadow color. I had a lot of fun with the fiery orange abstract background.