Cherub in pastels 2, after Raphael by Pam Humbargar

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Cherub in pastels 2, after Raphael by 

Soft pastels on Strathmore charcoal paper, 9″ × 12″.

Second of two pastel studies of cherubs, after Raphael’s Sistine Madonna.
584 views as of 02-18-13.

“The Angels were all singing out of tune, and hoarse with having little else to do, excepting to wind up the sun, and moon or curb a runaway star or two!”
Lord Byron

Thank you for visiting my site. I work only in traditional mediums—primarily, oils, pastels, charcoal, and graphite.

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  • shootback
    shootbackover 3 years ago

    Is this an adolescent cherub, Pammy? Great lines and cool symmetry with his anatomy…very living colors. Great work my sister, really outstanding! :)

  • Adolescent? Hmmm…I don’t think so…just a chubby cherub:)) Thanks for the great comment!!!

    – Pam Humbargar

  • billfox256
    billfox256over 3 years ago

    This is really a beautiful creation!!!! Bill

  • Thanks again Bill…love that Lord Byron poem…thanks for sharing, I think I’ll add it to my description of the cherubs:))

    – Pam Humbargar

  • Lynn  Gibbons
    Lynn Gibbonsover 3 years ago

    Just stunning work

  • Thanks for stopping by Lynn, and for the kind comment, much appreciated!!

    – Pam Humbargar

  • AngieDavies
    AngieDaviesover 3 years ago

    Great pastel and quote! Very well rendered!!!!

  • Thank you so much for the kind comment, Angie!!!

    – Pam Humbargar

  • vigor
    vigorover 3 years ago

    Wow, almost identical to the original!!! Great job!!

  • Thank you, I am so happy that you like this!!!

    – Pam Humbargar

  • LoveringArts
    LoveringArtsover 3 years ago

    Stunning pastel work Pam ! I found this very difficult , but your amazing portrait is just Brilliant ! bravo my friend . and your lovely words simply inspire ! I thank you …Love & Peace Paulx

  • Thanks for stopping by and for the great comment, Paul…your thoughtful words always mean a lot to me! I am enjoying all of your fabulous new cat paintings!!! (and the others too, of course:)))))

    – Pam Humbargar

  • LoveringArts
    LoveringArtsover 3 years ago

    I mean I found pastels difficult ! opppppppps xx

  • Mary Sedici
    Mary Sediciover 3 years ago

    AUGUST, 2011

  • Betty Smith_Voce
    Betty Smith_Voceover 3 years ago

    Beautiful work Pam. I am ashamed to say I have missed a lot of your work… but I am here and enjoying your gallery… Beautiful work.

  • Hello dear Betty! Thank you so much for visiting and for all of your great comments…I really appreciate it…it makes me happy to know that you enjoyed seeing my latest works:)))))

    – Pam Humbargar

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    ✿✿ Bonita ✿✿ ђ...over 3 years ago

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    ×°× ` ·.¸.·´ ×°× Beautifull work Pam love the softness to this Nice clarity and detail Nice framing,I love angels, and cherubs, Love the blending of colours used Pam You are so talented and good at what you do This is gorgeous Beautifull im in awe

  • Such a lovely, thoughtful comment, thank you soooo much!!!!

    – Pam Humbargar

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