I've enjoyed painting with some new palette knives. In this painting I painted first with brushes and then combined brushes and palette knife work in the final (?) stages. One of the nice features of palette knife painting is their ease of cleaning.
I'm working on a new portrait: the family has the wonderful tradition of having the children painted when they are ten years old. It's a lovely thing to pass on to generations and to cherish the family connection. Probably ten is a perfect time for a portrait, before children are too grown up. This beautiful young lady was a pleasure to get to know