Made much better progress today with Bella’s portrait. I am feeling a little better and I hope I can get her finished this weekend and go back to Milo’s painting.

She is sitting on a wooden bench and I have to say getting the wood to look realistic was tricky. Getting all the grain going in the right direction and colouring was hard, but overall I am pretty pleased with how it has come out. I may come back to it and fiddle some more, but now it is a case of painting Bella.

Sorry it is a poor phone snap but it gives you some idea of the wood effect. I will as always get a scan at the end.