Girl with the Fly Earring, 6x6" oil, ©Diane Mannion
Day 7 of 30/30!
Had lunch with Rachael and took a snapshot. Loved the pattern of fingers beneath her chin. I find it more difficult working from photo reference... and this took twice as long as usual. Perhaps, it was because I know the model and wanted to capture a likeness. A snapshot of a stranger is easier because I try to change their appearance on purpose.
Happy I captured this 10 year old's personality. When I aim the camera at her, it's usually smirks and eye-rolls, but she was pretty understanding this time.
No matter how hard I try, can't paint ahead for this challenge. It's my fifth 30/30. Last challenge I managed to have a week's backup, not this time, must have been the holidays when there was no chance to prepare.
When my 30/30 paintings are dry, I'll be auctioning them on Ebay... at least the ones I don't mind parting with. And will give plenty of notices here about each auction.