Work in Progress

Lately I have been creating small portrait head studies (maybe about half life size)- I am enjoying working at this scale because it is large enough to have some impact, but small enough to feel really approachable.

Here is a study in progress that I am doing from life, and after 2 sittings with the model. He has a lovely bald head which is new for me!

Another piece in progress after a couple sittings from life. It is really fun to watch the likeness develop! 

This one is a study done from reference photographs that I took. I am in the progress of adding more flowers to the wreath in her hair, and then the addition of bees!