A beautiful portrait, Michele. I love the way the light is falling, you have even got the reflection in her eye.

Thank you so much Jill! Yes it’s the little details that make a portrait I think x

Michele, you are definitely a confident, talented portrait painter. Skin tones great and just look at that light. Beautiful.

I'm off to the art shop this afternoon, soon actually, and I've just added pastelmat to the list. *smile* I have, honestly, and I'm going to invest in some pastel pencils to boot. Your fault! Great work. Bri

What a marvellous effect, Michele - love that light!

Thank you Toulla!!

Love your comments Brian - I hope you like Pastelmat I do - particularly the Anthracite and Maroon x

Thank you so much Maureen 😊

Superb portrait Michele! I have started to use pastel mat for my coloured pencils (I'm no good with pastels!) and I really like it.

Margaret thank you - try pastel pencils they are lovely immediate yet controlled!

Wow, just wow.

We're all saying the same - that capturing of the light is astonishing but would also add that the skin tones have really captured the softness and dewiness of her skin ... you can almost touch it.

I think you've caught everything, subtle lighting and skin tones, excellent.

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