Irina Miroshnikova and this is her latest, 'Blue Eyes'. It's in oil pastel...and the first time she has used the medium!! ::eye boggling:: Make sure you check out her soft pastel work over on Flickr as well. Beautiful stuff.
And Angela Bishop and her latest in soft pastel, 'Soaking up the sun'. I LOVE the light in this. It just glows. You can find Angela's soft pastel work on bith Flickr and for sale on Etsy, and Angela, herself, on her blog, 'Beauty in Art'.
I is humbled.
(a student of the greats)