I’m Watching You

I had spent so much time focusing on the tiny details in my pastel paintings that I wanted to approach the next one differently.  My goal was to paint loosely, relaxed, and quickly. I discovered this photograph in a magazine at the library and I knew it had to be painted! The Mandrill painting is one of my all-time favorites. I love the vibrant colors of his nose, the softness of his fur, and his penetrating eyes, as if he is staring into your soul. And, I had met my goal: this turned out to be the fastest and easiest painting I had done to date!

Mandrill
12″x30″ Pastel on Canson Pastel Paper adapted from Photograph

Author: Jen Chaudhry

Full-time Crazy Wife, Mom of 2 Polar Opposite Boys & Ass-Kicker of RA/OA. Part-time Artist & Blogger

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