I figured out that I can smoosh all my photos together in photoshop onto one canvas, thereby freeing myself of the necessity of coming up with something witty to say in between photos. Here's today's work. It was tonnes of fun.
I've been asked about what the goals are for each stage of painting. I'd say that my goal for ébauche is to create a convincing likeness of the sitter's second cousin. In first painting, like today, it ought to look like the sitter's sister. By the time the painting is done the model and the painting should be like Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen. One is prettier, but the other is thinner. Or one had a slightly better nose job, but the doctor's wrist slipped during the botox injection. I don't usually try to take the likeness further than this.