It took a lot of hours to work on for me. I tried it in oil and gouache (but this doesn't work) and finally wish to have a better likeness. Often I thought "Oh God, what are you doing to this pretty woman". But I think it's not too bad because it's quite new for me to paint a portrait. Lots of problems and things to learn on the way. Some tricks to simplify, so I left of the glasses and gave her some contact lenses. ;-)
13x18 cm / Öl auf Malplatte
Here is the original photo by Nancy Bowron.
Very interesting are also the DSFDF Portrait Swaps from Karin Yurick on YouTube.