Pastel Paintings

by Cindee O'Connor

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Cindee took my course, then sent me a painting she'd done.  Needless to say I was blown away and suggested we create this page for her so other can admire her pastel paintings. 
A little about Cindee: 
"Native Oregonian.  Raised in Portland and currently live in Bend.  I have worked with Chalk Pastels for twenty years.  The mosaic face is my signature style.  I started drawing portraits twenty years ago.  I am finishing a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree at Oregon State University Cascades.  I love ceramics.  I am an oil painter.  What I am finding I love about soft pastels is the hardness of meeting the paper, and they are at once so blendable.  I absolutely love them!! :-)  I have two sons 21 and 18.  They have my heart.  Bend is an ever evolving Art Community."

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Thank you so much, Cindee, for sharing your work, hopefully you'll send through more so we can grow this page.

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