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Island Sketching by Laura J. Holman


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What better place than to be on an island sketching portraits all day. No particular inspiration other than this visual that just popped into my head.
8.5 X 11 chalk pastels on Amersand’s Pastelboard.

Featured in the group “Hats & Hat Boxes” Sept. 26, 2010.


colorful, hats, island, pastels, sketching, women

Surrealism, fantasy, and a blend of love for animals and fashion mix together in a story that plays out in the viewer’s mind. Laura is an award winning art director and professional artist creating art for as long as she can remember.

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  • PrairieRose
    PrairieRosealmost 4 years ago

    True talent shown here Laura!
    This piece is ever so lovely……………………

  • Hi Rosie! So kind of you.Thank you! I did this late last year, but always get such a great response from it that I decided to add it here on RB.

    – Laura J. Holman

  • RobynLee
    RobynLeealmost 4 years ago

  • Thank you so much, Robyn! What an honor! :-)

    – Laura J. Holman

  • Lana Wynne
    Lana Wynnealmost 4 years ago

    Sweet work! Truly wonderful! Love the colors and softness of pastels.

  • Thank you, Lana! I think I’m liking pastels the best… at least this week!

    – Laura J. Holman

  • catherine walker
    catherine walkeralmost 4 years ago

    wonderful painting..great, well done!

  • Hi Catherine! Thank you so much!

    – Laura J. Holman

  • Mary Sedici
    Mary Sedicialmost 4 years ago

    Oh, Laura dear, this is such a wonderful work. I love the atmosphere created and the used colors. Both girls have a good motion, they do exactly what they suppose to do – one sketching, the other modeling :)

  • Thank you so much, Mary. You always post such wonderful comments that are so insightful. I really appreciate that!

    – Laura J. Holman

  • Renate  Dartois
    Renate Dartoisalmost 4 years ago

    Wonderful creation Laura instant favorite.

  • Thanks so much, Renate!

    – Laura J. Holman

  • Mary Sedici
    Mary Sedicialmost 4 years ago

    October 1st, 2010
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  • Mary!!! Thank you so much! I’m truly honored!! xo

    – Laura J. Holman

  • Sally Griffin
    Sally Griffinalmost 4 years ago

    Wonderful images. Very nice lines and color.

  • Thank you so much, Sally. Glad you popped by!

    – Laura J. Holman

  • Rebecca Tun
    Rebecca Tunover 3 years ago

  • On its way! Thanks again Rebecca!

    – Laura J. Holman

  • Rebecca Tun
    Rebecca Tunover 3 years ago

    Hey, why not enter this in the Couples and pairs challenge in Fashionart, Emotive Portraiture and Stylish Storytelling ? :)

  • Hi Rebecca! Thanks for popping by. I’m not really a fan of challenges, but since you have asked me to, I’d be more than happy to enter it. Thanks for thinking of this piece. I appreciate it!

    – Laura J. Holman

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