This is Judy Phillips, wife of Stephen who has already been portraitised and shown seven posts ago. Their son Richard is also pictured below. I painted Richard for a demonstration in the Saturday class!
I had to be aware of the other portrait in terms of colour and composition; knowing they will be hung together. I’m still enjoying the prussian blue. It’s a current favourite.
One thing I found surprising was how dark I had to go on the left background in order for the face shadows to look right. I also had something confirmed and do so every time I start a new canvas; painting is difficult!