It's safe to say that it's no more a "portrait a day" - turns out I can't quite afford a reliable hour every day devoted to painting something for myself - but I'll keep counting them until I get to a stopping point (the current idea is to make it to September 2, a year after I started the project).
Meet Nicole from WetCanvas Portraiture forum
12x9" watercolor on Canson Montval 140lb CP. I really needed the excellent lifting ability of this paper here. It doesn't take layers or do granulation as well as other papers do, but lifting is so easy!
Ok, on to the step by step:
I was temporarily commission-free for a day... Next week, I'm starting 5 11x14" street scenes for the Mississippi Blood Bank and, hopefully, a couple of paintings that I'm doing for free (including the Blirthday winners). Probably won't have time for the portrait-a-day : / But...I'm not really complaining :) I'm excited about the next week's paintings and I would like to get to a point where I have a reliable income from art. So...if you want me to paint something for you, drop me a line ;)