She may seem familiar–if you follow my portrait blog. Getting access to local artist model Christina is a treat for me, enjoyed twice in the past week, each time for three hour sitting. What riches!

This new pastel in 3/4-size brings in what I learned about her face and figure before. But also forms an even deeper artistic response to her presence as an individual. I find painting a portrait an intense way to get to know someone–how about you?

Compare with previous graphite drawing and pastel head of this same woman.