post about the unveiling of the Patil portrait back in March... when the family got their first glimpse of the portrait I'd been working on for a very long time. I wrote in that post that I had a few tweaks to make and that the Patil's were very happy with their family treasure. Pluto and Goofy -- the family pets -- needed longer hair and I still had some areas of the portrait that I wanted to work on.
One of the comments Sherrie McGraw made (in the workshop I attended last week) when asked how long she might spend on a painting is that she's never anxious to be done with a painting. She stops when she's accomplished what she set out to do. She has a relationship with the painting that she's sorry to see end.
So here is a better photo of the finished piece plus close-ups. I'll put this up soon, too, on my web site: www.jillbanks.com, along with some stories on my process. In the meantime, look at my portrait pages and information on commissioning a portrait.