I like it VERY much as I do all your work. The skin tones are astonishing and her hair is it's own work of art as is that beaded necklace! What a beautiful model, lucky you, so inspiring.

Heather has said it all. Outstanding Michele.

Those hands are amazing (the whole painting is amazing!)

Such a beautiful painting Michele. Outstanding as always. Did you do it on “Anthracite” as you’ve done in the past?

Absolutely wonderful, a joy to see.

Thank you all so very much you are so very kind. And oops I forgot to say yes she is on anthracite pastelmat.

A stunning portrait Michele

Posted by Bob Ward on Mon 17 Aug 09:51:40

This is AMAZING! Such a great painting!

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‘Bea’ all sorts of pastels on 19 x 26” pastelmat. She’s finished! I managed to sneak some extra hours in yesterday away from commissions. Once again she has been an absolute delight to draw - I’ve loved the patience it took to create the detail of not just her skin tones but also her hair braids and necklace. I hope you like it.

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Michele Ashby

Having graduated with a BA (Hons) Degree in Graphic Design Michele forged a successful career running her own business in the same subject for many years. She made the leap to follow her dream of becoming a full time artist 6 years ago and hasn’t looked back. Michele is a Master Pastellist and…

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