Janie (half way stage)

Janie unfiniahed 5aug

I am painting Janie partly for an exercise for the Thursday group, to show in detail my process of three quarter length portrait painting. Also, to build up a portfolio of portraits to have in the studio.

This is after four two hour sessions at the easel. Not including sitting time and composing the photographs. So there are four layers of thin paint on the face and only one layer on the body and arms. The face is actually almost finished.

This is quick for me which is encouraging, I am learning speed at last! It has helped to schedule the work into a daily routine of sorts. Keeping distractions to a minimum is always a struggle but I am winning for now.

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