Original artwork description:

A pastel painting of a hare looking directly at the viewer.

I start each piece by using pastels to lightly paint a loose impression of the subject on the paper surface. I then spend many hours creating and embellishing the details with a combination of pastel pencils and soft pastel sticks.

The challenge with each piece is to let the viewer see something of the life behind the image. To do this, I try to capture the play of light in the eyes and the sense of movement in the body.

It constantly amazes me how slightly differing patterns of pencil marks can convey an animal’s emotion.

The subject must “come to life” before I am satisfied and can call it complete.

Materials used:

pan pastel and pastel pencil on Clairefontaine Pastelmat.

Tags:
#wildlife #realistic #animal art #wildlife art #rabbit #hare #debra spence #hare art 
Hare Stare (2021)
Mixed-media painting
by Debra Spence

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A pastel painting of a hare looking directly at the viewer.

I start each piece by using pastels to lightly paint a loose impression of the subject on the paper surface. I then spend many hours creating and embellishing the details with a combination of pastel pencils and soft pastel sticks.

The challenge with each piece is to let the viewer see something of the life behind the image. To do this, I try to capture the play of light in the eyes and the sense of movement in the body.

It constantly amazes me how slightly differing patterns of pencil marks can convey an animal’s emotion.

The subject must “come to life” before I am satisfied and can call it complete.

Materials used:

pan pastel and pastel pencil on Clairefontaine Pastelmat.

Tags:
#wildlife #realistic #animal art #wildlife art #rabbit #hare #debra spence #hare art 
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Deb is a self taught artist living in the Hunter Valley, north of Sydney, Australia. Her style is realist and she works mainly in the medium of pastel. Like many... Read more

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