Me & MGee | Part II

One of the reasons I haven’t posted the progress of one of my paintings before is that I very often lose the drawing in the first application of paint. Here I’m just trying to knock the colors in and throw in the background (she’s sitting on a window seat, with cushions behind her)—to cover the canvas in paint. There will be plenty of time for me to get the drawing back; right now I just want to get some flesh going, whiten those pesky teeth and put her clothes on. My husband, who is my biggest fan, will invariably shake his head when he sees this stage of the process, disappointed that I’ve lost the likeness, inevitably causing me to remind him that it’s not finished yet!