I love how Adelaide, Australia-based artist Emma Uber uses the texture and strokes of pastel sticks to create these wonderful portraits. In her hands, the colors drip and melt on the canvas. From the artist's website: "My experience studying.
My Modern Metropolis Emma Uber's series of pastel portraits involves beautifully detailed faces that blend into backgrounds filled with thick, vibrant strokes, drips and smears of paint, and bursts of colorful shapes and flowers.
Italian self-taught artist Silvia Pelissero, aka agnes-cecile painted a series of abstract figurative portrait paintings by focusing on her creative endeavors. More about Watercolor Paintings by Silvia Pelissero.
"Fire and Ice" x Acrylics, Correction Fluid, Spray Paints and Paint Markers on Canvas.Fire and Ice - Robert FrostSome say the world will end in fire,Some say in ice.From what I've tasted of desireI hold with those who favor fire.