This is a crop showing the work I've been doing on Abbie's portion of the family portrait. She looks a bit "cloudy" and her skin tones still have to be worked on but it is beginning to look like her. The main thing is to work out the skin tones and the values so the painting works better. The photo below shows how the painting looked when I stopped working on it.
Just to let you know I really am around but haven't been painting. My brother passed away August 3rd and have taken time to be with family and friends. I will be back and in the meantime, hope all of you are happily painting.