Yesterday was the last day of our Monday drawing class. We had no model scheduled, but managed to recruit two very interesting-looking amateur models on-site. The first was an old man with a white beard. He had a little trouble staying awake, but his white beard made up for it: we don't get a chance to draw models of that "type" very often. The second model was a lean black man with a cloudy left eye. He had a strong energy that I found intimidating at first, which found its way into the frontal portrait below.
Todays' pastel painting is a study of flowers outside. My pastels don't include all the colors I needed to get this right (no true red, for example). Still, my neighbor saw this in progress and said it was "beautiful" so maybe it's okay.