This is how far I got on Day three, but hesitate to post it because I am not sure if I want to keep all the hair on the model's right side. If I do keep it, I have much work to do to it to make it look....like hair. Also I thought maybe a white background would work with Kaethe's dark hair, but now think I will go with a red background. So....like all my progressions in progress, the paint is drying while I work on something else. (White paint takes the longest, and red to dry...even in New Mexico.)
The painting is coming along nicely, and there is nothing I like better than to add color to the face, and "mold" it with greens, blues, purples, and highlights. I can spend a day just adjusting and readjusting, blending, and reblending the skin colors. I am really happy with the painting at this point, knowing I still have detail to add (eyelashes), and some finetuning.
I recently had a new model come over, named Kaethe, and I got some incredible shots of her, so I thought I would paint a "quick" portrait. Here is the progression.....although I am still working on it. If you have followed my previous paintings in progression, I always start out quick, and then hit some wall....this time the wall is the hair. (lol, again!)