20X16 original pastel on sanded paper, framed, $475, plus shipping

I strive for impact with enough clarity to identify (her face) but a little looseness to seem unfinished (the fan).  It is kind of like getting dressed up, but having untamed hair or shoes with unmatched socks.  Texture is key for me as an artist and as a person.  I had a kid in my art room today and halfway through his lesson, he jumped around the room and his handed landed on a white chair that looks like lambs wool but is synthetic and a lot softer.  He said “ahhh.”  I get that.  I am tactile too.  Since pastel paintings are not to touch, I like to make them as if they are, revealing varying textures and plenty of pastel strokes.

Here are some up close and personal shots.