It was the hair. And the earrings. She was ready for the Christmas party. I used dark green 5 x 7" Pastelbord and then my usual palette of mostly cool colors in Caran d'Ache oil pastels. I apologize for the fuzziness of the photo - the painting is sharper in person.
Roger and I wish all of you a very Merry Christmas - and thank you for stopping by!
I have always loved to draw the face and figure. If I'm not actually drawing from the posed model or sketching people going about their everyday lives, I'm probably thinking about it. I seldom miss an opportunity to draw or paint from life and I strive every day to capture not just a likeness of my subjects, but also the more elusive qualities of spirit, mood and emotion.