Pastel on board. 20 X 17.
Sometimes it's nice to change it up and paint something that isn't a variation on tan, peach, brown, beige or white as it often is when painting portraits. Throwing some tissue on my drawing board with a few of the pastels I used to create this piece seemed the perfect remedy. It all seemed so simple at first until I realized how much I had crumbled the tissue. That just created a lot more detail work than I had anticipated. No matter, I like a challenge and this one certainly provided that!