This is a new painting that I am doing of the same girl. The previous painting below has been worked on for two sessions or so but I didn't get a moment to photograph it and will probably do so when it is done. This painting however is much bigger and has been a real challenge for some reason as I struggled to get the foundation of the facial features right and spent a grand chunk of time editiing. Some days are just bad painting days where the planetary arrangement plays a part I suppose. It was a beautiful day to paint outside but doing so I have discovered is challenging when light is continuously changing. The best days to paint are the over cast ones when the light conditions are stable. I am thinking about creating a more controlled studio environment in the garage. This canvas has been put together and gessoed myself but I find the canvas is a dry surface as opposed to masonite even after 4 coats of gesso and sanding in between coats. Let's see if tomorrow is a more promising day at the easel.