A Sunday Sketch Portrait

Today, from my sketchbook, I have a charcoal portrait. The reference image I used was Portrait of AniÅŸoara by Nicolae Grigorescu. He was a Romanian artist in the 19th century.  I got the eyes too small and I was covered in charcoal from head to foot when I finished, but I’m happy enough with it as long as I don’t compare it to the original. :)  Charcoal does make lovely soft portraits but I can’t seem to use it without getting it all over everything in sight.

See my previous post for my Diary of Faces painting this week, after another Romanian artist. A lovely little lady in red. We’ve been researching Romanian artists this week.


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3 thoughts on “A Sunday Sketch Portrait

  1. Faye

    Melissa, I have been away and missed seeing your gorgeous works. So today I went back into your blog. Your portraits are very beautiful. However, my favorite is the barn painting. I used to do barns in oils, so I have a special place in my heart for old barns. Your barn is just about perfect. Love the rusty roof.


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