Once again, this is my wife, my inspiration. I caught her taking a nap on the couch yesterday and seized the moment to have some fun with pastels.

Oil pastel on orange Canson paper. 8 1/2 ” x 11 “


beautiful, love, dream, oil pastel, peaceful, luminous, expressive, portrait, sleep and tender


  • Cindy Schnackel
    Cindy Schnackelover 3 years ago

    Beautiful work, beautiful sentiment. Excellent skills w/the pastels!

  • I really appreciate it, Cindy! These sleeping portraits are really intimate and personal for me.

    – cmnathan

  • LisaBeth
    LisaBethover 3 years ago


  • Thank you, LisaBeth.

    – cmnathan

  • donnamalone
    donnamaloneover 3 years ago

    Good job!

  • I am honored. Glad you like it.

    – cmnathan

  • jonolaf
    jonolafover 3 years ago

    beautiful done …….

  • I’m glad you think so, jonolaf. Thank you.

    – cmnathan

  • mary31
    mary31over 3 years ago

    this is a great drawing!

  • Thank you very much, Mary!

    – cmnathan

  • Isa Rodriguez
    Isa Rodriguezover 3 years ago

    so beautiful

  • thank you so much, Isa.

    – cmnathan

  • MIchelle Thompson
    MIchelle Thompsonover 3 years ago

    Stunning work – love it. Michelle

  • Eddy Aigbe
    Eddy Aigbeover 2 years ago

    I’ve always loved sleeping figures, I think you’ve inspired me to muster up the courage to do one :)

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