Wednesday, September 5, 2012

New Baby Girl Portrait

This blond beauty was fun to capture in pastel.  Her delightful grandmother worked at my bank and decided to have her granddaughter captured at the tender age of three.

Blond Toddler, pastel, 13x14",©Kim Werfel
The portrait is painted on a light blue Art Spectrum paper mounted on mat board.  The parents may plan to make giclee prints, and if so, I plan to get one too.  I like American Art Editions in Apex for my prints - great people to work with and excellent quality.
Her pink dress and white collar with her embroidered initials are lovely with her pale porcelain skin.  I had to change the background color from the photo, as it was a dark orange and didn't work with her coloring or the dress.  To help her come forward, I added cool darks with a touch of lavender behind her.
These make great gifts that become heirloom pieces handed down through generations.  Contact me at to discuss creating a your own pastel portrait.
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Tuesday, September 4, 2012

"Fire and Ice" wins award

My pastel painting "Fire and Ice" has won 3rd place in the 10th Annual Fine Art League of Cary's Senior's Art Exhibition!

"Fire and Ice", pastel, ©Kim Werfel, $600

This same piece got juried into the PSNC's Statewide Pastel Exhibition this Spring.   It's a departure from my commissioned portrait pieces...painted in fun for myself as a color experiment.  I need to do that more often!

This artwork is available in giclee prints and greeting cards. 

Contact me at if you're interested. (makes a great Christmas Card!)

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Kim Werfel