This is a pastel measuring, 24 x 18 inches. "Dulcinea In Pink Drape."
This was done from a combination of photos of this model and her posing for me as I worked after about half way done. This is a very common way for me to work on pastels or oils. I had only done one painting of this lovely girl when I did this one. I knew I was going to do a number of paintings of her but with the first one I struggled with her fair skin tones. It was important to be correct with that wonderful red hair.
That was what drove me to do this piece. I think from it I was able to learn enough to go forward with the other paintings.
Most of my pastels do not end up as finished works for sale but as I worked on this I could see it was going to be best to keep it clean. I'm glad I did.
I also added a closeup of the head just to show the technique and color a little better.
I can't say for sure but I think I only used about a dozen colors for the whole thing and that is very rare for me.
If you would like to see a larger image please go to, Dulcinea In Pink Drape.