pastel portrait of a woman

No. 22, 30 Friends in 30 Days

Mary

I met Mary through ebay. She’s a huge supporter, a loyal patron and an accomplished oil painter. It was cool to finally see the wonderful face behind the generous spirit! Thank you, Mary, for sending me your beautiful face to paint!

pastel portrait of a woman

Mary, No. 23, 30 Friends in 30 Days, 6×9″ pastel on illustration board by Marie Marfia

pastel portrait of a woman

Mary, No. 23, detail, 30 Friends in 30 Days, 6×9″ pastel on illustration board by Marie Marfia

pastel portrait of a woman

Mary, No. 23, detail, 30 Friends in 30 Days, 6×9″ pastel on illustration board by Marie Marfia

pastel portrait of a woman

Mary, No. 23, detail, 30 Friends in 30 Days, 6×9″ pastel on illustration board by Marie Marfia

Here are the work in 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.

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2 thoughts on “No. 22, 30 Friends in 30 Days

    1. Marie Marfia Post author

      It’s definitely a balancing act. I go back and forth between too much detail where they look snaggle toothed as all get out and too little where they look like Barbie and Ken dolls.

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