Discovering North Carolina's Renaissance Fair in Huntersville last October, I took photos of very obliging actors. Sarah Marie Mullen was by herself outside under some trees playing lovely, uplifting Celtic harp music. I was mesmerized and bought one of her music CD's and she politely tolerated me trying to take her picture, unknowing that I was thinking of painting her portrait.
"The Harpist", pastel, 18 x 16" ©Kim Werfel
I loved all the different textures here....the strings, the soft landscape behind her, her skin and hair. Her expression was challenging, but I think I caught it and the lovely mood she created with her music.
The harp and trees create a strong composition leading up to her face.
Pastel is so versatile, it lets you create such a variety of moods....just love it!
Do you think I should let her know I painted her? Let me know your thoughts....