Sally Baker Keller - Portraiture
Finished Portrait
Pastel on Sanded Board
18" x 15"
As I continued to refine the likeness, I decided to change my original concept of leaving the background untreated.

Using the side of my pastels, I created a textured abstract finish, which places my subject in an environment, but doesn't compete with the focus of attention--her charming face and dazzling smile!
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