I started working on a portrait today.. from a photo. As I am known as a photo snob -- never, ever paint from photos! -- it's either a sign of my great weakness or just an idea I couldn't resist. In Lebanon, NH, we happened upon The Cupcake Queen and this moment of joy was experienced alongside the town square, coconut cupcake in hand. As a photo, it's not the greatest... but I think it's going to be a fine and fun painting.
The canvas is big -- 30 x 40 -- so this is practically life size and I am using huge gobs of paint and a big brush. Too much fun.