When I saw this pastel for the first time I was simply blown away. There is a simple purity about this portrait. Along with the complimentary colors of the clothes, the slightly open mouth, pug nose, hound dog eyes, and high arched brows, they all create a remarkably striking image.
Pastel, Girl with Green Poncho, 12x14, Unsigned by Burg, circa. mid 50’s, Courtesy of Peter Burg.