Well for some reason I have the urge to get into my pastel portrait painting more deeply – so of course I had to get a few more BITS for my pastel set-up now didn’t I!? First my big collection of UNISON soft pastels needed complementing with a BIG set of Prismacolor Nu pastels which are hard. These I need for doing very fine touches … Continue reading Been Art Shopping – always a good thing to do!
I suppose most people know of John Singer Sargent for his highly realistic and incredibly rich-looking portraits of artistocrats which I have come across and admired over the years – but then, yesterday I was stopped in my tracks by this unfinished head study of an Italian girl from Capri – Rosina Ferrara. It just took my breath away. The starkness of the head against … Continue reading Breathless – Seeing Rosina Ferrara for the First Time