I must be getting better ... tonight I had the urge to put pastel to paper .. and this is what emerged. From the changed reference image on the computer screen. I hope to be able to continue to produce some interesting portraits in the future as my eyesight improves. Pastel and pastel pencil on Fabriano Tiziano pastel paper. I used a bit of a limited palette here .. about 12 colours in all.
Also uploading the preliminary sketch for this pastel.