Beautiful portrait and technique, Michael. I don't do pastel but I very much like it on other members work. Well done.

Love the look, you deserved it :)) great pastel.

Thanks Carole. I should have kept my mouth shut.

It's a wonder your nose didn't end up broken Micky!☹

Well look at her nose Adele. It was a question that had to be asked.

Is it Mrs Two Rivers Michael? (-:

Could be Jim. There's a look about her.

Good portrait, Michael, indeed she looks a bit bitter.

No wonder she has that disgusted look on her face!! Great painting though Michael.

Understandable Mick - it's a very unique nose (me being tactful). ☺

I can understand what compelled you to ask Michael. You’re a very lucky man to have escaped her wrath and your own nose beautifully preserved. It must be the Irish in you. You are doing some very fine pastel work Mick.

Thanks for your kind inspiration Fiona. These physical imperfections are hard to comprehend in others when I'm so perfect myself and they prompt you to be insensitive sometimes.

Lol....I understand that Michael, I have to bite my own tongue sometimes!

Don't bite it Fiona, tell them the truth.

Hang on Studio Wall

A girl who became angry when I asked if her nose had been broken. Pastel on card.

About the Artist
Michael Mcmanus

I was born in 1946. In the 1960s and part of the 70s I was an airman in the Royal Navy, Fleet Air Arm. I joined Durham Constabulary in 1971. In 1999 I retired from policing and began teaching sociology and criminology at Durham University with emphasis on policing and researching crime. I am drawn…

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