by Carol R Newman
This portrait of my nephew, Jonah, is done with Unison soft pastels and Conte pastel pencils for the small detail. It is painted on cartridge paper and the size is approximately 8" x 10".
Jonah has the most beautiful eyes I've ever seen. They are huge and dark brown and he knows how to use them, although he is not yet three years old.
I wanted to capture the beauty of his face and those gorgeous eyes.
The eyes were the most challenging feature of this portrait and I failed to capture the beauty within.
I am most pleased with the hair and the highlights within the hair colour. The range of shades in brown hair is quite amazing when one takes the trouble to really look closely.
I tried so hard to capture the eyes and the soul reflected within, I don't quite know what I could have done or would do differently. I will certainly try again in the near future,