After admiring portraits by Kris Lewis like this one and this one, I jumped in (over my head) and attempted something similar. Meredith (such a good sport) posed for reference photos. The background is a small part of a landscape by Alexandre Calame. Red tulips symbolize perfect love, and butterflies suggest metamorphosis, change and growth.
This was a change of pace and a challenge. As with the self portrait I did a few weeks ago, I thought I’d enjoy slowing down and painting fine detail, but when it came to it I just rushed through it. So much to learn.