The painting is slowly evolving. I really liked the way the winter sunshine coming through the lace curtains in my kitchen looked as it fell on the painting this morning.
I've sketched a light whisper of her face in pencil, and I'm quietly living with her just as she is for a while.
While I was playing with her image on the computer, I really liked how she looked here, as even more of a pencil sketch. It reminded me slightly of some of the faces Hans Holbein drew in the Middle Ages.
Hans Holbein the Younger,
Head of a Woman
I have no idea how long it will take for me to finish this painting, and finishing her isn't the point. In my new way of working, I'm learning to enjoy every little step of the process.
"If the path be beautiful,
let us not ask where it leads."
~ Anatole France