I worked on the portrait of this wonderful couple for about four hours this afternoon and I like the corrections I've made and the direction it's going.
Below are the finished small portraits of the sweet looking children I've been working on. You'll have to imagine them varnished - the darks will "come back" then. Have I mentioned how much I love to varnish paintings? It's like magic watching paintings return to the rich color and proper values of when they were first painted.
Yesterday I received a photo of the pastel portrait I did for a couple 27 years ago on their honeymoon in Provincetown, MA, when I was one of 7 portrait artists in a studio there:
I even think I remember painting them... and that's saying something, considering how wacko my memory has been lately.
I see how much I've learned since then. I'm also acutely aware of how much I still have to learn.
Here's to the journey ahead for all of us!