I love portraits and Vermeer's Girl is one of my favorites. I painted this with a Grisaille (grey) underpainting and numerous glazes. Learned a lot with this one and want to do more portraits. It was interesting and fun to do and I'm happy with the result. I also discovered how very difficult it is to photograph a dark reflective surface, so sorry for the glare.
I've been enjoying taking a pastel class with Mary Beurgin this winter. She is not only a fabulous oil and pastel artist and teacher, she is super sweet! This is my second pastel painting. Done from a photo taken on Cape Cod last summer. I was up before everyone else to enjoy the morning stillness and this gorgeous view. Doing this piece brought me right back to that wonderful feeling.