Friday, June 22, 2012

Michèle Duretête-Brodel

“Waiting, Ethiopia”  ©  Michèle Duretête-Brodel
Name: Michèle Duretête-Brodel
Bio: Michèle Duretête-Brodel worked as a social worker for thirty years. In 2003, thanks to an encounter with a artist and teacher Stéphane Jadot, master of trompe l'oeil, Michèle resumed a youthful passion for painting. In 2006 she discovered pastels, particularly suited to portraits, her preferred subject. She has been a prize-winner at St. Aulaye three years in succession (2009 – 2010), and at the Concours National “Beaux-Arts” de la BNPP, Paris, 2010 and 2011.
In July 2009, she did a course in live portraiture with master pastellist Gwenneth Barth. Michèle Duretête-Brodel is a member of Pastel en Périgord and of its committee. She also holds membership in ASPAS, Pastel en Bretagne, and Art du Pastel en France.
Medium:  Pastel. Charcoal.
Subjects: Portraits
Style: Representational
Navigation: Website is in French. Use the headings as listed under “Gallery” to find the pictures.
Gallery: Portraits d’ici: Enfants (Local Portraits: Children); Portraits d’ailleurs: Enfants (Portraits elsewhere: Children); Portraits d’ici: Adultes (Local Portraits: Adults);  Portraits d’ailleurs: Adultes (Portraits elsewhere: Adults); Portraits crayon/fusain (Portraits in pencil and charcoal) ; Animaux (animals).
Image View: Thumbnails enlarge in a “diorama”. There is no information on dimension of original. Download is possible. Waiting, Ethiopia, is 700 x 540, 126 KB
Blog: Website is a blog.
Facebook: Yes

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