I'm about half-way through my portrait painting class at Watts. This painting was done in around two and a half hours with help from my very talented instructor, Ben Young. I had taken a four month break between portrait painting classes which was unfortunate since I felt like I had made great progress in the previous term. I feel like I'm starting to get my feet underneath me again.
Veronica (Oil on canvas board. 9x12"). I apologize for the glare -- the painting is still wet.
Here's a close-up. I was pleased with how I painted the pupil and iris. Three strokes and I'm done.