I have nearly finished my portrait of Mary, just a final refinement of tones to the hands and it should be complete, save for a “once over” to make sure.
This one has taken me some time. There was a fair bit of toing and froing due to the nature of the commissioning process. Luckily, the client was sure of what he was asking for because any chance I could have had, I was for taking it to a more contemporary place. That will be for another time though. I have another two or three staged Mary’s all photographed and waiting for canvas.
One thing the client stipulated was that he just wanted a depiction of the girl from Galilee.
This will be heading for a church near home when it is framed in the next week or two. Fingers crossed it will go well with everyone involved.