I will need to take a break from this for a day or two.
I need to come back with fresh eyes. Check the next post for the finished image.
So today I took two steps back to take a step forward.
Did some measurements and still adjusting. Again, it is getting there.
This top image is the update from today.
It is getting there. I continued polishing the face,
adjusted the mouth and chin and also worked on the shirt.
Still some work to be done.
I will keep posting the updates here.
I am to the point where the changes will be subtle but should get closer in likeness.
Thanks for following the progress.
I got carried away today.
I usually do portraits in stages, stopping to get an ok from the people I paint for.
But today it just felt so good to paint... that I got pretty far and before I knew it...
Well, here I am.
pastel on Wallis paper, cropped to 15x18 inches
And below are the first stages of this painting.