|new orleans on a gray afternoon|
|a new york street corner|
i started a new portrait-style painting the day before the workshop began and here are the initial two stages of the painting. it is based on a photo taken by the always excellent and generous steve evans of a girl living in madagascar. it is 15"X11" on 300# fabriano artistico hot press paper. i managed to get a reddish splotch on the light-struck side of her face during the initial light underwash that i am not particularily fond of. i will have to figure out a way to deal with it. i think that bringing the values of the rest of the painting up to where i would like them will be the first step. it may just become a non-issue at that point.
off to paint.