BUT, before that, here is a painting I did at Tim's over 3 class sessions. He was showing me how to get smooth skin tones. Not sure I totally 'got' it, tho. This was another of his challenges...'here, see what you can do with this!'. It was one of his figurative paintings. With no time to whine about it, I jumped right in and started. His is on canvas, mine is on gessoed panel. That is why my hair is so crisp...straight pigment that shows brush strokes. If I'd been at home, I probably would have messed with it and ruined the effect. After working on the face for 2 days, he showed me how to do this Fechin type of background.
After the peony blitz, I worked on 2nd session of my Diana Moses Botkin challenge group
His painting is first, and forgive the bad photo...there is some shine on it, but I assure you his is great!
Peony dead layer:
Peony 1st color layer (6th layer total)
Now here is today's slideshow process photos: