Tatiana, pastel portrait by Jim Promessi

Tatiana

Portrait in soft pastel on Mi-teintes paper, 28 x 22 in.

My wife, Tatiana posed for this portrait. I saved the space on the lower half of the composition for the red and yellow daisies from our garden, which I arranged and painted to complete the portrait.

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Woman in Red Dress, pastel portrait by Jim Promessi

Woman in Red Dress

This portrait by Jim is 24 x 36 in., pastel on paper.

The striking red and blue fabric serves as a foil to the model’s gentle repose. The strong colors draw attention to, and amplify the sensitive modeling of the head, hair and hands.

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