The painting is finally finished with all the obscure little details added. On screen it probably doesn't look too different from what I last posted but I still think it made a difference. Now I just need to let it dry, then varnish, photograph and frame it and it'll be ready for submission. Working time about 50 hours of drawing and painting time, discounting prep work.
While I'm immersed in oil paints I thought I'll paint my first portrait in years. This is a work in progress of Ellie in a contemplative mood. This is about 25 hours of painting time so far, I reckon another full day should finish it.
Have to hurry though, school holiday's about to start and I expect my time for working will spiral downwards.