Painting big... well, bigger

 
 14" x18" Stretched Canvas

14" x18" Stretched Canvas

 

First layers are down and I have to say I loved every minute of painting this.

I know I have still got quite a way to go and it's not as expressive as I would like it to be and I have many more layers to go but I loved the process.  It wasn't always comfortable and it was super challenging.  A reminder to me how much practice I need with reference work.

This is my first attempt of using my expressive self portrait references.  I know I am still way off but I learnt so much and I still have so much to learn but I'm excited.

Funny enough, I'm not really seeing myself here but I'm seeing my daughter.

And I just love that.

Excited, Jeanne-Marie