not much to say about yesterday's work. just more of the same. i'm really doing more looking and thinking at this stage. i would say about 4:1 ratio of looking/thinking to actual painting. i am just trying to get the nuances of the expression right and bring the background along so that the piece looks like one work and the figure fits right in.
i do have a little bit to do on her dress, but for the most part i think this is getting very near the done stage. of note the first photo is taken in the late morning and the second is shot in the late afternoon in waning light as the sun was just dipping below the santa rosa's.......... hence, the difference in hues. i think the reality is probably more toward the first.