Here's a portrait of my sister and her youngest son, Russell. I'm happy with it and she was thrilled. I SO enjoy painting portraits.
It's the waiting for client/customer approval that KILLS me. Honestly, I'm a nervous wreck. Even when it's my own sister who I'm waiting on!! When I used color pencils, I was more confident about "likeness" issues. But at this stage in my progress as a painter-- It's better if I don't even try to capture the kind of details a typical portrait requires. This one seems to work, even without a lot of detail. ...and what a nice reminder of just how wonderful portraiture can be when that happens. Sister now wants a portrait of JUST Russy. So, I suspect that'll happen here soon.