Portrait of Michelle


“Portrait of Michelle”
8″ x 10″ pastel painting

Portrait of Michelle is another pastel painting in my Facebook friends series.
Working on human portraits is the biggest challenge for me. As a child, growing up in New Rochelle, NY., my mother would take us to the yearly street art shows. I looked forward to the pastels painters who would have their customers sit for them. I’ve always been in awe of the¬†confidence and skill that’s required to paint a portrait live.

The reference that was used to paint this was a photo. There is much you miss working from a 2 dimensional image.


My advantage with this one is that I actually know Michelle. And she is as lovely as she looks. Im happy to know her.