I enjoyed painting Linda at last night's long pose session at San Clemente Art Supply! She says she thinks "happy thoughts" while posing which accounts for her nice countenance and an enjoyable painting experience for me. I also rolled the pastel stick to suggest her curly hair, a technique I learned from Gil Dellinger as he does this when suggesting thin tree branches. I stopped painting at about an hour and a half as I didn't want to overwork the piece. Needs some work on the cast shadow on her neck and chest....some softening in places. But not bad for a quick study.
"Linda" 11 x 14, Pastel on Sennelier La Carte paper