Old Man - An original watercolour portrait by Sheila Noon

Pastels Portraits

Most people say that you can only draw, not paint with pastels. I would challenge this statement. You are a using a paint pigment - just in a different way. I paint with my pastel after breaking it into 1 inch segments which gives me a chance to paint light and shade by covering area not just creating a series of lines.

I have always admired the Master Painters (i.e. Degas, Renoir, Manet, Whistler, Toulouse-Lautrec) who painted so beautifully in pastel. And of course Australian artists such as Dobell, Tom Roberts, Robert Dickerson, George Callaghan who all have painted in pastel
'The Red Lady' - a portrait by Sheila Noon
Portrait Name:
The Red Lady
Medium:
Pastel on pastel paper
Dimensions:
41 x 56 cm
'Cheeky Faces' - a portrait by Sheila Noon
Portrait Name:
Cheeky faces
Medium:
Pastel on pastel paper
Dimensions:
33 x 33 cm
'George Lucas' - a portrait by Sheila Noon
Portrait Name:
The Director
Medium:
Pastel on pastel paper
Dimensions:
48 x 54 cm
'Gladys' - a portrait by Sheila Noon
Portrait Name:
Gladys
Medium:
Pastel on pastel paper
Dimensions:
36 x 56 cm
'In The Shadows' - a portrait by Sheila Noon
Portrait Name:
In the Shadows
Medium:
Pastel on pastel paper
Dimensions:
48 x 54 cm
'Congratulations' - a portrait by Sheila Noon
Portrait Name:
Congratulations
Medium:
Pastel on pastel paper
Dimensions:
300mm x 500mm
'The Singer' - a portrait by Sheila Noon
Portrait Name:
The Singer
Medium:
Pastel on pastel paper
Dimensions:
40 x 50 cm
'Sister Bridget' - a portrait by Sheila Noon
Portrait Name:
Sister Bridget
Medium:
Watercolour on thick art paper
Dimensions:
52 x 60 cm