I completed this several weeks ago so I would have something on display while I started my residency. This took me forever as I scraped off over and over again. But I learned a lot doing this and I just have to find the patience to let myself scrape and try again until I feel it is done. Doing portraits of friends requires capturing a strong likeness and I think I finally got there on this piece.
The 4 pieces I am working on now are at their various stages and I just keep going back to them after a few days working on others. This seems to give me fresh eyes to see with each day working with the next portrait, some days I get to work on more then one which is even better.