Getting happier with the skin tones now (prob only two or three more layers of glaze), and got the proportions right on the eyes: need to work on the face outline now, but having lots of fun with this.
When the allure of the pool and the guilt of the weeds aren't keeping me elsewhere . . .
Still working on this one, but have now started some more . . .
The somewhat overdue wedding present . . . enjoying the light and shadow of this dusk at Glenelg and trying not to make it too cheesy . . .
And the beginnings of a bit of a collection I think of adolescence/adolescents: I'm wanting to play around a bit with the paradox of confidence and diffidence that seems to make this age so awkward and so exciting. I do like the opposites in portrait composition I think for these adolescent pieces, either completely 'straight up', staring out at the viewer, or almost completely hidden/looking/walking away (these I'll be playing with next I think).
added a tree to the above, and re-painted the telegraph lines. Scraped off the background to get some linen texture back to the below, and roughed up the shirt a bit too, so it wasn't all just smooth. Nearly finished here.