A very different kind of painting from the last post. This one precedes the portrait of Margaret, below. Probably because this one took so long to paint, I had a bit of fun with Margaret’s.
This is Brogan, granddaughter of a friend. I decided to go down the path of realism to see how far I could go with it. It’s the most difficult thing. I couldn’t sustain the technique to the end and resorted to some painterliness in the clothing and background.
The wooly cardigan was the fun bit, the rest was hard work!