This is how far I have got now. I have finally got the drawing right but am not so keen on the painting.
This is 280x380mm and is on Arches Cold Pressed. It feels a little overworked. Time to review the approach of Charlie Boy (Herr Reid).
And here is the version I put on Facebook just before I rushed off for a surf this morning.
And here is all the sketch work I did to try to get this right, if you are interested.
Here are the sketches I did from the photos from Sinead’s Matric Dance:
This was a bit of a breakthrough I thought.
Anyway then Sinead agreed to sit and read for me. My sister and I sat and sketched her and I did these:
See how I cut off the back of her head.
Then she had enough and I went back to her dance photos:
Yesterday we all took Nonna out for a seafood lunch and I took some photos of the family in natural light. Here we all sit:
Last night I did this sketch.
I then spent a couple of hours trying to figure out how to download photos from my phone to my laptop using bluetooth. I had a cable but the cable-gnomes got it. That venture was frustrating. Eventually I gave up and went to bed. This morning I managed to figure out how to do it. This was no small breakthrough. I then found the photo from which I did this drawing and painting.