Number 10, 30 Friends in 30 Days

Scott

Scott is a friend of my husband’s, actually, but since Steve isn’t on facebook, I get all the status updates that Scott posts and pass them along. It’s not in the marriage vows, but I don’t mind.

I’ve always wanted to draw Scott’s face, almost since I first met him. He’s got wonderfully strong features, just fascinating to me, really. This painting did not go well at first and I ended up brushing it out and starting over again. It’s still not perfect, but if there’s one thing I’ve learned about doing a series, you have to be able to let a piece go and move on. As it is, I’m pleased the way it resolved in the end and that’s the main thing.

pastel painting of a man's face, wearing a hat

Scott, No. 10, 30 Friends in 30 Days, 9×6″ pastel on mat board by Marie Marfia

pastel painting of a man's face, wearing a hat

Scott, No. 10, 30 Friends in 30 Days, detail, 9×6″ pastel on mat board by Marie Marfia

pastel painting of a man's face, wearing a hat

Scott, No. 10, 30 Friends in 30 Days, detail, 9×6″ pastel on mat board by Marie Marfia

pastel painting of a man's face, wearing a hat

Scott, No. 10, 30 Friends in 30 Days, detail, 9×6″ pastel on mat board by Marie Marfia

(I’m behind in my daily posts. Forgive me, I’ll try to catch up as I go along. I will get to them all so please be patient.)

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 to bid on this painting.

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