|Seems like I'm staying up all night working drinking coffee with rum in it|
"Kate" Pastel on Canson Mi-Teintes paper. 73cm X 53cm.
Portrait of Chaojiao Sun.
I have used her English name in the title, as a big part of the concept behind the artwork is her life working as a scientist in the west Starting with the Hydrological Sciences Branch at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Centre in 2000 and then the Global Modeling and Assimilation Office,then from 2008, the CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research Division as a research scientist in Perth. She is now a research team leader in the CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere Flagship.
Might have to edit the above after talking to her, I THINK I have my facts straight, she's kinda awesome either way.
Huge thanks to Kate for agreeing to sit for me, and for being so patient, this project has been in the works since November last year, and has had endless delays and disruptions. I think it turned out ok though.
P.S. STILL fighting with Linux based photo editing software colour setting, let me know if anything is super dodgy looking, I think is ok?
"Sarah (red)" Pastel on paper, 70cm X 50cm.
Don't have me D800 to take shots, the fuji X100s is not so bad though, hope it looks ok.
This painting will be on display at JACKSONS DRAWING SUPPLIES in Busselton once it's framed, if you wanna call in and compare the photo to the original.