My break from painting to concentrate on hand dyed silk scarves is complete for now. My stock is ready for the Christmas sales next month. I can now focus on my painting once again. I now have two paintings in progress. I am still working on the Santa portrait with a deadline near the end of Nov for a show. I have also started a commission with a deadline near the first of Dec. Add to that the preparations for Christmas with baking, decorating, shopping, parties, etc. and it adds up to my busiest time of year.
Here is the first stage of my commission. It is 11 x 14 (with a vertical format at the client's request). This is step 1 of Cade. It is only the faintest of images at this stage working on positioning features.