I started this next painting in October of 2007. Its of my friend Nathan, aka Andy, whom I felt would be an excellent subject. And he didn't disappoint! After taking many photos of him, I chose two to combine for the painting. This is the pastel drawing that I did from the photos. I did the drawing to get a better idea of the composition and the color. As you will see in the next few posts I changed the composition quite a bit.