Black African Portrait, African Portraits for sale UK - "The Gaze" - 9x12 inches - unframed. Portrait will be signed and dated at lower right in carbon. I painted the portrait of this man in limited hues to intensify his strong gaze. His expression captivated me with his strong facial structure.
I used toned grey Strathmore paper onto which I rubbed a ground of carbon powder.
Then I worked in soft pastels to build highlights and then mid tones - all the while keeping an eye on the overall expression of this man.
Here are 4 steps that I took to give you an idea of my pastel painting process
This pastel portrait is unmounted and unframed. I find it is safer to sell my originals in an unframed state for ease of shipping.
Your original pastel will be placed face down on a sheet of non-smudge glassine and taped then rolled carefully and placed in a rigid tube.
I will send it via tracked post.
Do ask if you have any questions about this piece.
Kind regard s- Alison Fennell