Lady With Red Head-Dress by Jann Ashworth

I am always inspired by the loveliness and beauty of the various cultures around the world. In recent years I have also enjoyed using bold and bright colors. This is a new medium for me with this being my 3rd attempt to grapple with pastels. I prefer oil versus the soft pastel at the present time. The picture is done on standard pastel paper. The dimensions were approximately 10×14 ins.

Featured in Contemporary Pastel Painters

211 views as of Nov. 21, 2009


  • maria paterson
    maria patersonalmost 6 years ago

    this is a lovely pose, pastels can seem difficult but just treat them like an oil painting and build up the layers from dark to light.

  • Hi Maria, thanks for the compliment and advice concerning the treatment of pastels. I went through your pastels and especially liked the brilliant flower pictures. Flowers always seem to lift the spirits of the viewers whether real or renditions.

    – Jann Ashworth

  • Brian Carey
    Brian Careyalmost 6 years ago

    Lovely work Jann!

  • Hi Brian: thanks for the compliment it was very much appreciated. I had a peek of some of your work…..very captivating and shockingly beautiful.

    – Jann Ashworth

  • Barbara  Brown
    Barbara Brownover 5 years ago

    Great work Jann!!

  • Hello Barbara: thanks for dropping by, and your comment is very much appreciated

    – Jann Ashworth

  • karentillotson
    karentillotsonover 5 years ago

    Exquisite work Jann. Truly impressive!

  • Thanks Karen, I’m happy you enjoyed some of my work. I’m trying to offer a mix of painting and photography, sometimes it’s hard to pick out the next one to post, never having done this before!

    – Jann Ashworth

  • RoyAllen Hunt
    RoyAllen Huntalmost 5 years ago

    Stunning job on this portrait. Very iconic.

  • Good morning, and very many thanks for the honour!

    – Jann Ashworth

  • RoyAllen Hunt
    RoyAllen Huntalmost 5 years ago

  • Laura J. Holman
    Laura J. Holmanalmost 5 years ago

    Congrats on your feature. Wonderful work!

  • Hi Laura..thanks very much indeed, very much appreciated!

    – Jann Ashworth

  • Elisabeta Hermann
    Elisabeta Hermannover 4 years ago


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  • Barbara Burkhardt
    Barbara Burkhardtabout 4 years ago

    love the colours you combined on this wonderful picture

  • Many thanks Barbara, very much appreciated!

    – Jann Ashworth

  • EvaLarsen
    EvaLarsenabout 4 years ago

    Also very Beautiful, love the colors here :)

  • Thanks again Eva, I’ve always enjoyed other cultures and trying to capture them in paints.

    – Jann Ashworth

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