This week has been a tough one, but I still have managed to get a bit more time on the Mother Reading painting. For the figure, I still need to work on her hands and arms. Her hands got a bit too big and clumsy and the color on her left forearm got too muddy. I also have much of the background to work out still. You can see some of the books have found their place, but even the more fleshed out books have missing details, that painting from life (since this is my living room) can afford me to get into. I'm trying to remain conscious of the focus of the work and I'll try to not let these details overpower the figure. Also, some fun things to see out the window (and the structure of the window). Oh and straight edges are hard! So, as you can tell, I'm still working on this one. Have patience... it's getting there.
oil on panel