pastel painting of a woman's face

Number 31, 30 Friends in 30 Days

Deb

I am not positive, but I think I took this picture of Deb during a camping trip to one of the Manitou Islands up by Charlevoix, Michigan. We had to stay an extra day because the ferryboat couldn’t leave port on account of high winds. There were something like 20 women in our group and we quickly divvied up all the cigarettes and booze and then a few of the more nurturing types wandered around to see if anyone else in the other campsites needed anything. That trip was a real hoot. And sooooooo long ago. I’m sure glad I lived to mis-remember it.

Thank you, Deb, for letting me paint your beautiful face!

pastel painting of a woman's face

Deb, No. 31, 30 Friends in 30 Days, 9×6″ pastel on illustration board by Marie Marfia

pastel painting of a woman's face

Deb, No. 31, detail, 30 Friends in 30 Days, 9×6″ pastel on illustration board by Marie Marfia

pastel painting of a woman's face

Deb, No. 31, detail, 30 Friends in 30 Days, 9×6″ pastel on illustration board by Marie Marfia

pastel painting of a woman's face

Deb, No. 31, detail, 30 Friends in 30 Days, 9×6″ pastel on illustration board by Marie Marfia

Here are the progress pics:

 

This is my 30 Friends in 30 Days series. Each day I take a friend’s selfie and make a pastel painting from it. Then I post it to ebay at auction for 7 days. Follow my progress as I learn to paint pastel portraits with a little help from my friends.

Click here to bid on this painting.

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