Picture of the week 02.19.07

On the Other Hand, It's Much More
Affordable than a Degas

I've checked the stats, and my traffic is dropping off to nothing while
I continue to dwell on this pastel portrait. But I can't help it; it's going too well,
and I don't want to stop. It's got a ways to go yet, and once again I can't show
you the entire deal, but here's a good idea of how the face is going to turn out.

What's really weird is that with this choice of subject matter, I seem to have
unwittingly anticipated current events.

I still need to pick out her eyes (eeuw -- poor choice of words there,
but I think you know what I meant), and the ears need refining, but this is
pretty much the finished version, shown at close to actual size.

I promise next week you'll get a new picture in addition to your Suzanne update.

I dunno -- think I should change the title from Suzanne to
If Alfred E. Neumann Had a Beautiful Sister?

Previously on Picture of the Week:

02.12.07: The Three Faces of Suzanne
02.05.07: Progress, of a Sort
01.22.07: What I Painted
01.15.07: Art Lesson

01.08.07: Mountcastle Drive
01.01.07: Resolution
12.24.06: Christmas Eve
12.18.06: Wintering
12.11.06: By Way of Apology
12.04.06: Rodney Hits the Floor
11.27.06: Gondola Car and Busy Ball
11.20.06: Sketch for The Remains
11.13.06: Work in Progress: Lawn Deer

11.06.06: Two Studies for VW

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