I started a new lioness portrait this weekend, size A3, pencil on Bristol board using a reference photograph by David Stribbling on Paint My Photo. I would like to have created a much paler background for this but I want to have strong highlights on her face and of course, they will show up much better against a darker background. We'll see how it progresses, plenty of time for adjustment yet.
I need to start getting more originals together before my forthcoming exhibition in the Spring. I do have quite a few to show but the majority are older pieces. My newer work seems to sell quite quickly which is great but means my exhibition might look much the same as it did last year if I don't get a wriggle on!