Detail of work in progress. This is the largest and most ambitious pastel piece I have ever done. Lots more work to be done on this. My self doubt and struggle to render the image realistically has been slowing me down, but I keep working through it. It’s funny that when I plan and start each piece I feel that it will be relatively easy and not take me much time, but the reality is always different.
In retrospect, I think this would have been easier and faster if I had painted it in oils. After I finish this, I think it’s time to take a break from pastel for awhile.