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LiberalLoner

(9,765 posts)
Mon Mar 14, 2022, 04:32 PM Mar 2022

Just finished a pastel portrait today, 11x14 on luxarchival paper, might make some changes,

I haven’t done many portraits and I’m finding them extremely challenging. I hope the lady I did this for will like it. It’s her son and granddaughter. She lost her son so I am doing this as a small act of kindness and sympathy.

Thank you anyone who looks, very grateful for feedback and advice, portraits make me very nervous.
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Just finished a pastel portrait today, 11x14 on luxarchival paper, might make some changes, (Original Post) LiberalLoner Mar 2022 OP
Beautiful! She will love it. MLAA Mar 2022 #1
Thank you so so much!!! I used to sketch with pencils as a kid, then stopped LiberalLoner Mar 2022 #2
Wow! That is a wonderful story. You became an accomplished artist and MLAA Mar 2022 #3
Thank you so much! I have been very fortunate! ❤️🌹☮️ LiberalLoner Mar 2022 #4
Beautiful! 😍 SheltieLover Mar 2022 #5
Thank you so so much!😍❤️🌹 LiberalLoner Mar 2022 #6
Ty for helping her heart to heal! SheltieLover Mar 2022 #13
I hope it will help some! There is someone on DU I want to do that for next. 🙏 LiberalLoner Mar 2022 #14
You are a treasure! SheltieLover Mar 2022 #15
❤️ LiberalLoner Mar 2022 #16
Wow! flying rabbit Mar 2022 #7
Thank you so much!!!❤️😍☮️ LiberalLoner Mar 2022 #10
I'm sure she will love it. femmedem Mar 2022 #8
Thank you so very much for the reassurance!!! ❤️😍🌹 LiberalLoner Mar 2022 #11
Beautiful Walleye Mar 2022 #9
Thank you so much! ❤️😍☮️ LiberalLoner Mar 2022 #12
Very well done! I'm sure she'll love it. Ocelot II Mar 2022 #17
Thank you so much!!! I did really struggle. ❤️❤️❤️ LiberalLoner Mar 2022 #18
I know she'll love it immensely! lunatica Mar 2022 #19
Thank you so much dearest friend, love you!!!! ❤️🌹☮️🌻🥰😍🤗 LiberalLoner Mar 2022 #20
Very nice! bif Mar 2022 #21
Thank you so much, love your work too! ❤️❤️❤️ LiberalLoner Mar 2022 #22
What a story! I'd never have known you had to slog your way through self rehab... electric_blue68 Jun 2022 #23
I had to pick my jaw up off the floor.... Diamond_Dog Jun 2022 #24

LiberalLoner

(9,765 posts)
2. Thank you so so much!!! I used to sketch with pencils as a kid, then stopped
Mon Mar 14, 2022, 04:54 PM
Mar 2022

For decades. Then had a bad multiple sclerosis attack that left me disabled and left my dominant hand almost useless.

I always wanted to try soft pastels but they are a bit costly so didn’t. But decided to treat myself and use it as rehab for my hand.

After 6 years of practice and watching YouTube videos, I can do this now and best of all my hand is about 95% back to normal now.

Thank you again for looking and commenting❤️❤️❤️

Ocelot II

(116,688 posts)
17. Very well done! I'm sure she'll love it.
Mon Mar 14, 2022, 08:37 PM
Mar 2022

Portraits are really hard; I'm afraid to even try. You've done an excellent job here.

lunatica

(53,410 posts)
19. I know she'll love it immensely!
Tue Mar 15, 2022, 01:28 AM
Mar 2022

So will his kid in the years to come.

This is the most thoughtful thing to do! You must be a great friend! I think it’s a wonderful portrait! A portrait of parental pride and love. She will love it!

electric_blue68

(15,439 posts)
23. What a story! I'd never have known you had to slog your way through self rehab...
Fri Jun 3, 2022, 06:28 PM
Jun 2022

to create this! (and other pieces) You are a trooper!

The grand daughter is sweet with a a lively expression.
The son is beautifully detailed with lovely light. He's
full of gentleness there.

I believe she'll treasure it!
It's a deep kindness you're giving her.


(I love the colors of soft pastels. But, oh, too "dusty" for me!)

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