This is a repair of a pastel more than thirty years old that got a soda spilled on it. There are a few visible splashes left in the background but mostly it's ok. whew.
When I was repairing the pastel above of Graham, I tried out the new Geneva paints I just bought on this picture of his big brother Shawn, who is now around thirty eight. I have gobs of photos of him at the beach in Panama City. This came out ok, but I don't care for the paints, they take forever to dry and are very gluey. Glad I tried them though. The DrawMixPaint guy on youtube is very inspiring, and while I don't have the patience for his methods a novice could learn a lot and get very good results. One thing I did get from him that is VERY useful is a proportional divider, something I had never heard of that has likely been around since the Renaissance and made getting the proportions right on the child very easy. I cannot believe it never crossed my path before now.