Oil on Canvas, 6" sq., c. Catherine Vines
My mother used to say this, "It will be the death of me." all the time, usually referring to something I had done. I was beginning to think that would be true of this painting.
Part of it was my own fault: I tried to change the lighting direction to the opposite side. It seems to have been complete beyond me. I couldn't keep the facial features right if I changed the lighting. My old troubles with reversal kicked in so I ending up scraping more than I painted!
Olivia is a seventh-grader this year. I hadn't appreciated what a pretty girl she is until I worked on her portrait.