Its the Summer holidays, that means not much time left for painting. My two boys have kept me busy, so oil painting isn't happening now until Sept. I was missing my art so decided to do something smaller, that I could knock out a bit faster, and importantly with no clearing up. Spotted a monthly portrait challenge on an artists forum, that looked interesting. A photo is posted up and artists are invited to paint the same portrait, just for fun. So I decided to have a go, picked pastels and charcoal, something I'm not very experienced in and experimented.
Here it is, I'm fairly pleased for a first attempt, its on A4, so I found it a shock to work so much smaller.