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Portraits by Katherine Bauer

This listing is for an 8x10 chalk pastel portrait of a child, pet or maybe you! Just e-mail a photo after you purchse this listing and I'll get to work. Your beautiful keepsake will arrive in 2-3 weeks.
All chalk pastel work is done on paper, usually a tinted earth tone chosen by me based on what I think best complements the colors in the subject, but let me know if you have a preference on paper color.
The finished artwork is fixed with an invisible protective coating that protects the drawing from smudging and fading over time.

Tips on how to choose a photo for a portrait:
1. Natural poses are best. The subject might not have sat for the portrait, but it should look like they did.
2. Avoid smiles that show a lot of teeth. The finished portrait will look like it was done from a photo, and we want to avoid this. Again, the goal is to make it look like the subject actually sat for the portrait.
3. Natural light. A photo taken with flash can make the skin look washed-out without a lot of color in it. The most ideal photo is taken inside near a window. Good luck!

Other sizes available (ask me if you don't see it in my store):
8x10 charcoal portrait (head only)- $35
8x10 chalk pastel portrait (head only) $50 *special New-to-Etsy price, won't be this low for long!
11x14 charcoal portrait (head and hands) $100
11x14 chalk pastel (head and hands) $300

For any questions e-mail me at kathyk123 [!at] hotmail.com

Custom Chalk Pastel Portrait


  • Materials: chalk pastel, paper
  • Only ships within United States.
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