This was a difficult portrait. A profile, a three quarter, and dead on faces in a made up outdoor context--every figure painter's dream. The exactitude of portrait work is demanding--Sargent said portraiture is a young man's occupation, and for good reason. I always swear that I will never accept portrait work, but I find the challenge engaging, and it pays the bills. Talk to ya down the road.
O yes, and I did this beach scene quickie for a friend--familiar? O well, Van Morrison still sings Brown Eyed Girl. "I love the old stuff--new stuff is boring...." Andrew Wyeth.
Keep Janey and I in your prayers. God's presence is palpable and miracles are plentiful. Love you too, Don