I have a couple pastel portraits to complete. I'll deliver this one shortly of a friends Mom who long ago passed. This was quite a challenge... 1) never having met the lady, and 2) working from a black and white out of focus photo. I suspect this will bring tears to the recipient though I hope it is out of fondness for a lost mother as opposed to a poor likeness. Her eyes I am told were the cool blue likened to Paul Newman. Even in death, he is gorgeous to remember.
Closeup of Done:
This image is likely from a 1940s photo. A very beautiful mother indeed.
Soft Pastels on paper( not oil pastels) are so much like working with inks on fabric. It's quite another stash of sorts though! I very much enjoy them.