Profile in Pastel

Here is the portrait I did of Elizabeth, my daughter! So this one was not a commission. I try to do a new portrait of each of my kids every 2 or 3 years between the other commissions I work on. This was her turn. I love her in blue. I took the photos of her to use as reference for this pastel portrait. I chose this pose because, well, obviously, I seem to be drawn towards the profile  view of people. I like painting an angle of a person that they are not that familiar with so it shows this whole new facet of their appearance that they are not used to – and yet, we see this view all the time. I love profiles! This is pastel.Elizabeth in pastel