Judith Beheading Holofernes (Caravaggio)

I'd never done street painting, but it seemed like a logical thing for a pastelist to try. To make doing something new even harder, I chose to do a portrait instead of a landscape. My inexperience showed, but it was a lot of fun working with Via Colori and Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts.

I chose to replicate Judith of Judith Beheading Holofernes a la Caravaggio, or at least that was the plan!

which in two hours developed into

She became Amazon Molly Ringwald! I am spoiled by the many colors in my pastel set and a straight on perspective!

These are some street painters looking up the alley toward Market Square.

Here's my favorite label of the day, which is at the entrance of Frederickburg's St. George's Episcopal's cemetery.

If I get up my nerve, I will try to do the street painting festival in September, although it is probably three times the size of my little 20 ft2 Judith.


A Title And An Invitation

Save the Date for my Breeze By Opening on Thursday, August 4 from 6-9pm in Old Town Alexandria!