Which I do.
I thought you might be curious what the process looked like.
sketches from photos:
monochromatic acrylic wash sketch on paper:
create composite photo:
draw on prepared canvas with yellow pastel:
go over pastel using cadmium deep orange and a paint brush:
correct errors with color paint:
go whole hog:
Now I think I'll put some matte gel on it to finish. Or maybe some other varnish... I'll have to research this.
ETA: the only varnish I found which is non-toxic is the high gloss from Liquitex.
I'm not keen on high gloss. So I think I'll skip the varnishing thing.