So I've joined Leslie Saeta's 30 paintings in 30 days challenge starting today January 1st. I've decided to practice portraits (and other themes you'll hear about later) this month. Here is my second portrait in oil pastels--a Rasta boy--based on a photo by Li Newfrom the website http://www.paintmyphoto.ning.com). It is 9x12 inches on terracota Canson Mi-Teintes paper.
Below is my very first oil pastel portrait of a girl also from PMP.