Friday, May 9, 2014

Bruce!

I think I'm on a rock star roll!  Here is my latest piece of Bruce Springstein.

"Bruce Springstein," soft pastel on Textured Pastel Paper, 11" x 14" by Diana Pasikov

Mick Jagger

Who doesn't love Mick?

"Mick Jagger", soft pastel on Textured Pastel Paper, 11" x 14" by Diana Pasikov

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Steven Tyler

My son is a huge Steven Tyler fan, so I painted a portrait of this very colorful rock star for him!

"Steven Tyler," soft pastel on Textured Pastel Paper, 11" x 14" by Diana Pasikov

Moby

Playing with soft pastel, I painted our sweet 220 pound English Mastiff,  Moby.

"Moby," soft pastel on Stonehenge Paper, 10" x 14" by Diana Pasikov

Checkered

Trying a new technique of painting in patterns of dashes and lines, I created another portrait of my daughter entitled "Checkered."  This piece was displayed in the January 2014 faculty/student art show at the Art Center of Highland Park.

"Checkered," color pencil on Stonehenge Paper, 10" x 14" by Diana Pasikov

Color My World

Experimenting with color and shading, I created "Color My World," a portrait of my daughter in her colorful beauty.  (note:  the original does not have all those smudge marks ... the artwork got smeared during scanning and then was corrected, afterwards.)

"Color My World,"  color pencil on Stonehenge Paper, 10" x 14" by Diana Pasikov

Monday, October 14, 2013

StoryTime

I finally completed a drawing of my son and our dog; I have been working on this portrait for far too long.  The finished piece looks much bolder than the photo shows - for some reason, the lighting on the photograph washes the face out.  Overall, I am happy with StoryTime.

StoryTime, color pencil on illustration board, 8 1/2" x 11" by Diana Pasikov