Here is the latest portrait study. I decided to put up both the underpainting and the painting itself. Oil on canvas, 12 x 16 inches. I did the drawing with a mix of yellow ochre, burnt sienna and ultramarine blue – figuring out the proportions and the general areas of light and shade. I often find that if the structure isn’t right, the rest of the painting can crumble. Or sometimes, the initial drawing might be okay but then something goes wrong in the painting… In this case, I’m satisfied with the way it turned out. Painting the face/head (and painting in general) is still a learning process so I’m sure I still make mistakes. It’s strange how the more you do something, you can gain confidence but at the same time, makes you aware how there’s still so much to learn!