Very nice pastel, Paul, very well done.

lovely pastel of a lovely girl Paul. never seen anyone so alive in a portraite. great work.

This is so vibrant Paul, excellent portrait. Oil pastels or Soft pastels?

Soft pastel Michael. I don't seem to get on with oil pastel.

Beautiful work Paul - I love the eyes.

Beautiful portrait, Paul - great skin tones, and I feel like her eyes are looking right at me! Very powerful...

Thank you for the information Paul. I have been asked to do a family portrait and I am not that confident with watercolour or Acrylic. So this has given me thought and inspiration. Well done!

Michael if you are having a go at a group portrait might I suggest a really good pencil sketch first. This allows you to concentrate on the lights and darks without the worry of colour. It also let's you get the composition right as well. Another tip is to make a paper mask around your subjects to protect the plain areas from accidental marking. This gives the choice of a plain background or at least won't show through any other colour. Best of luck!

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Pastel on pastelmat 16" x 12"

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Paul Hatton

I am self taught and took painting up after retirement. I have always admired the greats, Michelangelo etc., but particularly the pre-Raphaelites. I prefer to paint in a detailed way, especially in watercolour.I have taken to pastels and enjoy portrait painting and the challenge of capturing a…

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