This portrait has taken quite a while to complete, from taking the photos at Heather's home in December to presenting the completed portrait to her this Tuesday ( February 5th ). This is the comparison with the commission nearly complete.
I am happy with the completed painting and I think she was too, though she said she has never liked photos of herself. Her husband was very happy with the likeness, however...here I am sharpening some pastel pencils....
Below is a collage of few "work in progress" photos. As usual I work on Artspectrum Colourfix paper using a variety of pastel pencils for the details and soft pastels for the background. See more of these sort of collages HERE.
And the completed portrait is below. Enjoy your day!