This portrait of a young man was purchased at a recent auction; the minute I saw it, I was struck by the colors the artist used in portraying the model.
While it’s really little more than colored chalk on art paper, stuck in an inexpensive plastic frame, with no signature or other markings, there’s something about this that just captivates me.
Then, when I opened the plastic box frame to see if perhaps there was some information on the artist, I found this behind the other drawing:
Just love these, although the head shot done in various shades of blue and other colors is by far my favorite.
I checked with my daughter on this piece; she says the artist probably used colored charcoals or pastels, which she pointed out is obvious when you examine the shading, especially the subject’s hair. She suggests that the minor wrinkling of the art paper happened when “in order to blend or get those more pigmented ‘water color’ type areas, the artist wet the media”, which would cause the wrinkling, since these weren’t done on canvas.
I love it when she can teach me things!
Dimensions: 24″ high x 18″ wide. The plastic box frame is about 1 1/2 deep.
Condition: There is some wrinkling of the art paper as noted above. The heavy plastic of the box frame is in decent shape. The lightweight cardboard of the insert has seen better days but it’s still in far better shape than some I’ve seen. The photos should show the issues.
FIRM Price: $85.00, plus 5.5% Maine State Sales tax of $4.68 for a total of $89.68.
Unless we’re having a sale, which would be listed here, our prices are firm.
Our Apologies, But Holds Over 24 Hours Must Now Provide a 50% Deposit: As we’ve gotten busier, I’m spending a great deal of time juggling multiple requests for the same item. Most of the time, something comes up in the customer’s life that prevents him or her from getting here, but sometimes I never do here from them again. And in the meantime, other customers who are asking about the item end up moving on when the chair or art or garden statue or whatever isn’t immediately available. So without a deposit, I’ll now have to implement a First Come, First Served policy.
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