I got to work on this 11 x 14 (oil on stretched canvas) portrait today and feel really good about the progress. I see a few things to refine tomorrow, but basically like how it looks. I want to work on Grampy's forehead and whiskers some. I simplified the blanket and am not sure about the stripes since they echo the pattern that the boy's collar makes. I'll look at it again tomorrow.
The workshop went really well, I think. I've heard from three of the participants since I got home and they say their heads are about to burst, but that it was good. The paint-along was a good idea and helped quite a lot.
Thank you for all your birthday wishes for my mom. I'll pass the rest of them on when we talk in a bit.