Carolyn Hancock uses pastel to paint the story of a unique moment in a person’s life. Her figurative art begins with a careful drawing of the face, concentrating on the eyes and gesture of the head and shoulders. She uses both rich and subtle colors to model the face with lights and shadows. Her color choices may be unusual but, in the final composition, they blend to a natural, believable balance of skin tones. Whether vibrant or subdued, the finished painting always leaves the viewer with
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