Didn't get around to posting this one yesterday, so here it goes. Painted from a photo of my cousin's wife Sveta, but I definitely didn't do her smiling face justice. Spent over an hour trying to make it work and still not happy with it. I'll call it a "learning experience" and count towards those 1000 bad paintings that you are supposed to get out of your system before you get to the good stuff ;)
Watercolor on Canson Montval CP 140lb, 9x12" (running out of those...will switch to Arches soon).
Oh, and today is my birthday, so I will celebrate by painting your humble servant (myself)!