Mary, it would appear that you are working in pastels. Awesome work! I have and will do occasionally more representational work but working with acrylic paints lends itself to more abstract and non-objective art forms. I also have found that working with acrylic paints is less stressful as I can focus on making the artwork look good and less on making it look right. So I admire your decision to challenge yourself to create life-like subject matter. Way and to go and keep up the good work.
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