My finished pastel translation of Elizabeth Bravo’s work, A Glimmer of Hope We all hope for many things, but we mostly hope for unconditional, unbelievable and unending love.

12 × 16 Pastel

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Leslie Gustafson is a traditonal artist passionate about creating Art That Feels – an outgrowth of her work as a psychotherapist for the last 24 years. Working in all media, with a special interest in pastels, her art is both realistic and focused on expressing and prompting feeling. Rich color, Christian and Relational themes as well as Portraiture play a large role in her gallery here at RedBubble.

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  • Sean Jansen
    Sean Jansenalmost 3 years ago

    Fantastic work Leslie…….looks great !!

  • Thank you so much Sean!:-)

    – Leslie Gustafson

  • eoconnor
    eoconnoralmost 3 years ago


  • Yes, ideal love! Thank you so much Liz!!:-)

    – Leslie Gustafson

  • Diane Johnson-Mosley
    Diane Johnson-...almost 3 years ago

    Leslie all I can say is Exquisite!!!!!!!

  • Wow, thank you so much Diane!! That really made me feel good to read!!!

    – Leslie Gustafson

  • AsEyeSee
    AsEyeSeealmost 3 years ago

    Leslie, what a wonderful interpretation!! Seriously, spectacular!

  • Thank you JD!! :-)

    – Leslie Gustafson

  • © Janis Zroback
    © Janis Zrobackalmost 3 years ago

    It’s beautiful Leslie….I had toyed with the idea of translating this work, but never would have imagined portraits in the translation….well done…

  • Thank you Janis!! I really appreciate your lovely comment, and you!!

    – Leslie Gustafson

  • linmarie
    linmariealmost 3 years ago

    oh yes.. I so agree, this is wonderful,, so sensual and you really captured the essence of a couple very pleased with each others presence.. soft, and warm and enchanting. peace and love linmarie♥

  • Thank you Linmarie!! What a thoughtful comment – thank you so much!:-)

    – Leslie Gustafson

  • © Linda Callaghan
    © Linda Callaghanalmost 3 years ago

    so true…and this is wonderful Leslie! I love the title and the pastel work..!

  • Thank you dear Linda! this was a nice one to do :-)

    – Leslie Gustafson

  • Elizabeth Bravo
    Elizabeth Bravoalmost 3 years ago

    Leslie, this piece is gorgeous…..what a wonderful balance you have found with this and the color story relates back so nicely to Glimmer of Hope. I love the smooth wonderful blending of tones on their skin. What a wonderful glow that again ties back to the glimmer. LOVE IT!!
    I couldn’t be happier to see your finished piece. Thanks so much for selecting my work for your inspiration!!!

  • Thank you so much Elizabeth – your liking it means the world to me!! I was going to either use either Hope or Glimmer in the title,but I am glad you saw the likeness in the piece itself. Your painting is a fabulous catalyst for imagination!! Thank you again for the honor:-)!

    – Leslie Gustafson

  • wormink
    worminkalmost 3 years ago

    pleasant & romantic…..mice

  • Thank you ! :-)

    – Leslie Gustafson

  • Samantha Aplin
    Samantha Aplinalmost 3 years ago

    Gorgeous piece Leslie

  • Thank you Sam!! Your feedback means alot to me as you are such a skilled portrait artist:-)!

    – Leslie Gustafson

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