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Hi! I chose to critique your work because I believe that from my current position in life as a professional pastel artist, I can be of ...


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Kristen Danielle Carrier
Artist | Professional | Traditional Art
United States

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Hello! I'm Kristen! I was born and raised in southern Louisiana, about three hours north of the Gulf. Such an upbringing means most of my heroes wear cowboy hats, but I must admit that One of them wore a crown of thorns, a second one simply must have invisible angel wings based on his character, and another just has to be Miss Scarlett O'Hara from Gone With The Wind! I come from a Christian home and I do not smoke, so should you desire some of my pastel work, it will come from a smoke-free home. I am skilled in dry pastel (both soft and hard) and I have been working in the medium since my junior year in high school, which was 2003-2004.


My pastels are completed using French-imported Sennelier professional dry pastels on large-scale Strathmore watercolor paper with just the right amount of grit to hold the color still. My standard paper size is 22 x 30 inches (metric: 55.8 x 76.2 centimeters), but I will do half sizes created with one cut (either 22 x 15 inches or 11 x 30 inches (metric: 55.8 x 38.1 centimeters or 27.9 x 76.2 centimeters), and quarter sizes created with two cuts, which are 11 x 15 inches (metric: 27.9 x 38.1 centimeters). I will also draw on paper of custom sizes upon request and for custom sizes, the price will reflect the size. My work usually falls into one of three categories. The first is my full color style and those pieces are highly detailed reproductions of photos that require more than five different colors of pastel to produce. My monochromatic style is done in much the same way, but these works use five or fewer different shades from a single color family. Finally, my silhouettes are drawings in which the figures are solid black and are lit from behind with a color of the customer's choice. I am negotiable and will always try to assist my clients in choosing a size that suits their home and their budget, so if you are not entirely sure what you're looking for, simply leave as much information as you have in your note. I also offer prints of most of my work and those will vary in price by size and material, but they always cost much less than my originals. Please also note that I ship worldwide and that I DO have a discount in place for military addresses of the United States Armed Forces and our allies or for military families that can offer me proof of such status. Thank you so very much for visiting and may God bless you.

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I am happy to announce that I have finally returned to work on my traditional art. There are two projects featuring a lion protecting his cub and a sad and lonely mermaid in progress and WIP photos can be seen on my Facebook page by clicking the button above and to your left.
Hello again, y'all! As you have probably noticed by now, I always give permanent features to those artists that I commission to complete art for either myself or for my friends and family. This journal entry is no exception and this feature is specifically for jessicassketchbook, who helped me out with Christmas of 2012 by painting an absolutely amazing portrait of my one year-old second cousin Olivia to give to her mother Elizabeth (my first cousin's wife). Upon receiving the portrait, Elizabeth immediately teared up. She was completely overwhelmed to receive such an amazing gift and I am using this permanent feature to thank jessicassketchbook for her hard work. What was remarkably unique about this commission is that I didn't have a single, well-posed photo of Olivia wearing the dress I had in mind for use as reference material, so I had to send Jessica a series of several photographs (the only ones I had). The ones of Olivia wearing the dress I wanted her painted as wearing were blurry at best and had I not chosen such a skilled artist, I doubt seriously the portrait would have been able to be completed. Jessica took the series of blurry photos and managed to put together a perfectly posed portrait of Olivia and I was completely blown away by the finished product. Below, you can see the series of random photos I sent as well as the completed portrait, and I would definitely, definitely recommend Jessica to anyone looking for a watercolor portrait. I've also included some of her other watercolor work just in case you aren't convinced by the portrait she did for me. I'd greatly appreciate it if you'd head over to her page and :+fav: her work or watch her! Thanks for your time!

Kristen Carrier
Faded Reflections Pastel


Liv2 by FadedReflections    OliviaDress1 by FadedReflections    OliviaDress3 by FadedReflections


OliviaPainting by FadedReflections

OTHER WORK BY jessicassketchbook

Natchitoches by jessicassketchbook  Alabama Angel by jessicassketchbook  Old Man Panning for Gold by jessicassketchbook

Kappa Kappa Gamma by jessicassketchbook  Low Country by jessicassketchbook  Bardstown by jessicassketchbook

Apalachicola Docks by jessicassketchbook  Turning Angel by jessicassketchbook  Basket Weaver by jessicassketchbook

  • Listening to: The Dance by Garth Brooks
Hi, guys! I wanted to do a feature for an extremely talented artist who works with watercolor. My mom's birthday is coming up (2013) and when she was a little girl, she, her parents, and her two brothers had a cattle dog named Rennie who was extremely smart. My grandpa could be way out in the field on the tractor (they lived and worked on a dairy farm) and when visitors would come, they'd simply say "Rennie, where's Pat?" and Rennie would take off and lead them to my grandpa. Rennie was killed when he was defending their farm from an intruder dog and my mom has always wanted a painting of her childhood pet to remember him by. I chose TrollGirl for this task because of her beautiful work in watercolor and the excellent way she paints wings. I wanted a painting of Rennie, who was a collie, with wings still herding cattle in Heaven, and boy did I get what I was asking for! TrollGirl did an amazing job, so I'm going to share the reference pictures I gave her and the finished artwork here along with some of her other pieces. I would greatly appreciate it if you would head on over to her page and :+fav: her work or watch her! Thanks!

Kristen Carrier
Faded Reflections Pastel

2013-09-25 22.41.00 by FadedReflections

Collie by FadedReflections

RennieSmall by FadedReflections


Ravencaller by TrollGirl  Bed Of Roses by TrollGirl Breath of Life by TrollGirl
  Luna's First Flight by TrollGirl Iridescent by TrollGirl Under the Olive Tree by TrollGirl
To Find Peace by TrollGirl Heal by TrollGirl Rider On The Storm by TrollGirl

  • Listening to: Standing Outside The Fire by Garth Brooks

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All of the art contained on this page is copyrighted. My work may not be reproduced, copied, edited, published, transmitted or uploaded in any way without my written permission. If you would like to use my art as a reference to draw your own reproduction, note me and I may grant you permission to do so.


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Happy Birthday and Happy Valentine's Day! Have a good one! :D
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