Kate, close up-oil on canvas board, 8 x 10 inchesSo, here is another version of my go-to girl, whom I've named Kate (thanks, Michelle ;)) This is another shot at keeping it loose. Also, some areas have really thick applications of paint, which adds a little dimension and emphasis. This time I tried to mix a few colors of paint before I started and tried not to work each brush stroke too much. It was going really well until I got to the face, then I felt the need to tighten up and keep re-working. I think the face would look better if I would have kept it loose and not worry so much about it looking perfectly proportioned, shaped and clean. Another learning experience, which is good, right?