Charcoal and white Pastel on Grey Paper
I started this sketch last night, thinking that I would utilize that one hour just to sketch the out lines- before I went to bed ;and would continue the drawing later.As it happened I picked up the white pastel pencil and lightly etched the highlights.It looked good and it was hard to leave it till the morning- but I had to! Anyways, I rushed to complete this as soon as I finished my morning chores around the house..
This is Mary, a hair dresser where I had gone for my son's haircut last Saturday.She was having her break, sitting on her chair sideways, munching on some crisps and staring at the road outside the window.It was a perfect setting...but when I approached her she told me she did not like her pictures taken and my heart sank! Eventually she relented and I took some pictures.She was wearing a red jumper and some chunky gold chains around her neck.I will be painting her again very soon, this time in color..