pastel portrait commission of two women, smiling

Nos. 23-24, 30 Friends in 30 Days

Trish and Linda

This are my friends, Trish and Linda. They are best friends, can you tell? Whenever they are together, it’s like they speak a private language. They finish each other’s sentences, they giggle over inside jokes. Truly, they’re wonderful to watch. I guess I’m a people watcher. I love to observe people and how they interact and these two love each other very much. Warms the cockles of my heart.

So I was very happy to have a picture of the two of them to paint. Linda, on the left, gave me a little trouble, because most of her face is in shadow. There’s dark, and then there’s dark, you know? I’m pretty happy with the way it turned out, all in all. And I’m getting better as I go along. Even I can tell, and I’m my own harshest critic, naturally.

pastel painting of two women, smiling

Trish and Linda, Nos. 23-24, 30 Friends in 30 Days, 9×12″ pastel on paper by Marie Marfia

pastel painting of two women, smiling

Trish and Linda, Nos. 23-24, detail, 30 Friends in 30 Days, 9×12″ pastel on paper by Marie Marfia

pastel painting of two women, smiling

Trish and Linda, Nos. 23-24, detail, 30 Friends in 30 Days, 9×12″ pastel on paper 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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