This little girl has inspired me to paint some portraits. This was the first, painted in one day on a previously prepared red toned ground with a green underpainting, for which I used Gamblin’s new FasteMatte colors, introduced to me by Scott Gellatly in a presentation at Swinton’s Art & Instruction. Fantastic presentation. The little painting was much fun to do. It’s not even properly photographed and documented yet. And the second is now ready to go. Probably paint it on Monday after a keenly anticipated – and needed – weekend of R&R. I’m new to alla prima and so looking forward to where it will take me. Meanwhile – the new series is progressing as well. I’m excited about both streams of work.