Image size 22" x 15"
Last week's painting was painted on a paper parasol from my niece's wedding. This week's painting is of another niece at that same wedding using one of the parasols. I guess it would have made more sense chronologically to post this one with the unpainted parasol and then the painted parasol but I didn't think about that until right now.
I haven't painted a portrait for almost two decades and even back then, I think I only painted three or four and they weren't very good. Painting a portrait is very stressful for me and I'm not really very happy with this one. First, it looks nothing like my niece (she's so much prettier) and it's also very tight. I was able to start to relax as I painted it by telling myself "it's only a piece of paper" over and over and in the end, I was enjoying the process. I am looking forward to trying another portrait soon.