I was fighting my normal fight with the paint today. From this painting I have decided to tone my canvas a little lighter, not worry so much about transparencies in the shadows so I can aim to get the relationships withing the painting right.
I didn't finish this one. I like it enough that I may come back to it and work on it some more when I have some time.
Here is the study I did in the workshop today. I go to the workshop because there is a live model to paint. Today, I did a small portrait study. At first I didn't like the idea of his hand touching his face, but as I began to paint I thought it would be good to do. I really didn't want to spend time painting a hand. I think it made for a better study and forced me to work on hands, something I don't do enough of.