He who is unknown to me... by Colombe  Cambourne

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I did this painting from a photo that I think was taken by a friend of my daughter’s, somewhere in the world (how hopeless am I? I can’t even be sure of my sources……).

Pastels (Unison)
Pastel pencils (Derwent & Stabilo)
Mi-Teintes Tex paper Burgundy colour


portrait, pastel


  • Ben Bugarach
    Ben Bugarachover 3 years ago

    En voilà un beau portrait et les gens âgés ont toujours ta préférence je vois. Il respire la joie de vivre celui-là…

  • Salut Ben! Tu vois, je les aime toujours, ces gens d’un certain âge, je ne peux pas m’en empêcher….. Mais il y a les enfants aussi, allez.
    Merci de ta visite.

    – Colombe Cambourne

  • Jim Phillips
    Jim Phillipsover 3 years ago

    Love it. Sometimes one can just look at a person and say, “They really enjoy life!” To me this is what you captured with your brushes. Excellent work Columbe.

  • Thank you Jim, it’s a lovely comment. I do like to depict the reality of human faces, as you know, all the better if they’re happy.

    – Colombe Cambourne

  • Corinne Pouzet
    Corinne Pouzetover 3 years ago

    Oh les jolis chicots !!! Tu lui as donne l’air bien brave a cet homme et une belle profondeur de rides……J’adore les poils de la barbichette aussi : trop bien fait ! Les tons employés pour la peau sont super bien vus. Son regard capte tout de suite le viewer, la malice est bien perceptible….bravo petit birdie !

  • Les plus mignons sont ceux qui ont des chicots…… Ha, ha, ha!
    C’est vrai qu’il a l’air coquin, ce petit monsieur et ça fait plaisir de voir qu’il est content. Merci Sis!

    – Colombe Cambourne

  • SimplyRed
    SimplyRedover 3 years ago


  • That’s great! Thank you heaps.

    – Colombe Cambourne

  • craig burgess
    craig burgessover 3 years ago

    Ce portrait est très bon Colombe. Une application superbe de couleurs et d’expression

  • Oh hello Craig! Comme c’est gentil d’envoyer un mot sur ma peinture, merci beaucoup!!! J’espère que tout va bien. Bises

    – Colombe Cambourne

  • ValM
    ValMover 3 years ago

    Colombe your portraits are getting more and more brilliant! A stunning depiction of this gent with great colours and amazing skin ‘shine’. Congratulations on your feature.

  • Thank you heaps Val. I didn’t realise that his face was so shiny. Ha, ha, ha…. I only looked at him for 20 hours while painting him!

    – Colombe Cambourne

  • TeresaB
    TeresaBabout 3 years ago

    July 3, 2011

  • maria paterson
    maria patersonabout 3 years ago

  • Lynda Robinson
    Lynda Robinsonabout 3 years ago

    Wonderful work! I knew it was yours as soon as I saw the thumbnail Colo. Congratulations on the feature!

  • Hi Lynda and thank you for your sweet comment (sorry for the late reply, I think you know where I’ve been….). I must get back into drawing, it will be hard after such a long pause! What have you been up to in the last few weeks?

    – Colombe Cambourne

  • Lynda Robinson
    Lynda Robinsonabout 3 years ago

    Hello again Colombe, and yes I do know where you’ve been. What have I been doing you ask? Very very very busy at work in my ‘day’ job, and apart from that I had a visit from my 4 year old grandson for a few days – we had a LOT of fun together, but it was very tiring for poor old Nanna! I have also been working on a couple of commissions, and finished one today, so I can now start on something new!!!! I’m sure you will find it a bit difficult to get back into things after your trip to France!

  • Oh wow, you HAVE been busy! Time must fly for you.
    I’ll catch you again on RB.
    Biz (= bisous)

    – Colombe Cambourne

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