I’ve been in correspondence with Nataly, a wonderful mother from Russia, with regards to painting a portrait of her daughter Sophie. After much consideration, we decided I would create a portrait inspired by a photograph taken by photographer, Anastasia Serdukova. This portrait is titled Kissed by the Light.
As Sophie is such a vibrant girl, I felt the best choice of medium would be pastel. Since PanPastel offers a strong painterly effect, I opted to use this type of pastel for the portrait as I wished for bold, bright color and light - a representation, I felt, worked best in Sophie’s likeness.
Thank you Anastasia and Nataly. Most of all thank you Sophie for influencing this piece with your lively personality and beauty.
Come and view this portrait in more detail by clicking on the image above or by visiting my website at DauneSheri.com.