Artist Judith Carducci Pastel Portraiture

"Face-off Auction" Portrait of a Young Man

Pastel on 20" x 16" Wallis Paper

Winner of the People's Choice at the Portrait Society of America "Face-off Auction." On opening night of the 2009 annual convention, Judy and 14 other nationally-known portrait artists painted from the live model for 2 1/2 hours. The People's Choice Award also gave Judy the opportunity to demonstrate her skills on the main stage the next day. To view the other paintings in the competition, go to "Bid on a Masterwork" article "Click here" link "to see the portraits available for auction."

Judy comments "It was a lot of fun, and many people expressed new or renewed interest in pastel which they had never realized could be so strong. Some were amazed to discover I wasn't painting in oils during the Face Off ..."

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