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I am trying a different approach with this painting.  A bit daunting and not sure what it’s going to look like, but here goes!  I got a wonderful book by Jean Pederson called “Expressive Portraits: Creative Methods for Painting People”.  It has loads of  great information and demonstrations of her techniques.  Except that they are for painting wet on wet, on cold press paper, and I paint in a dry-brush technique on hot press paper! Talk about out of my comfort zone. So I am trying to adapt the principles to my style of working first,….then comes the real challenge of trying the techniques the way they are described in the book.

Stay tuned………..