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Nick and Abby, Warm and Cool

I did these two studies while I was working at the Attic last weekend. I combined two different photos for the reference and then tried it twice, once on warm toned paper and once on a cool toned paper. Which do you like best?

child and dog on the beach on warm toned paper

Nick and Abby, warm, 5×8″ pastel on paper by Marie Marfia. $75, unframed. Contact me to purchase.

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Nick and Abby, Cool, 5×8″ pastel on paper by Marie Marfia. $75, unframed. Contact me to purchase.

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pastel painting of a little girl's face

Number 7, 30 Friends in 30 Days

Ruby

This is Dorothy’s granddaughter, Ruby. According to Dorothy, who I would trust with my children’s lives, Ruby is brilliant, talented, and can tell jokes, all before the age of three! But they’re related, so it all makes perfect sense.

I really got a kick out of this picture. Love the hat with the big flowers on it. And the bright orange background. Thanks for sending it, Dorothy!

pastel painting of a little girl's face

Ruby, No. 7, 30 Friends in 30 Days, 9×6″ pastel on mat board by Marie Marfia

pastel painting of a little girl's face

Ruby, No. 7, detail, 30 Friends in 30 Days, 9×6″ pastel on mat board by Marie Marfia

pastel painting of a little girl's face

Ruby, No. 7, detail, 30 Friends in 30 Days, 9×6″ pastel on mat board by Marie Marfia

pastel painting of a little girl's face

Ruby, No. 7, detail, 30 Friends in 30 Days, 9×6″ pastel on mat 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 to bid on this painting.

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