This is where I ended up with the pastel of Nick.
I played with the background and ended up spraying tons of fix,
just a few inches from the surface. I got some great darks, drips and textures that is hard to see in this image but interesting in person.
This painting will be on view at the Butler Institute of American Art in Youngstown, Ohio
from October 9 thru Nov 27, 2011 as part of the Pittsburgh Pastel Artists League show.