Sometimes it's a little scary to try a new material. Although I've used chalk pastels on many occasions, I'm certainly not a master and I've never even done a portrait with that medium. So this was truly forging new territory for myself as an artist.
I bought a relatively nice set of pastels several years ago upon the encouragement of my friend Nora Othic, but for one reason or another I never even used them. But when I found them tucked away on a shelf a few days ago, I decided it was time to try them out. I can't say that I'm terribly excited about the resulting artwork, but I enjoyed the process and the material enough to try it again very soon!
#141 March 10, 2011, Pastel
Sounds: Allison Moorer, Crows