|Julie conte crayon and pastel on toned paper 17.5 x 10|
However.....there is one exception that keeps brown in my vocabulary. Portraits that result from the use of the great variety of earthtones are among my favorites. The warmth of these tones softens a face and warms the soul. (Those same works rendering in black charcoal lack that warmth but make up for it, in my opinion, by their great power) Ochre. Umber. Sienna. Yes.