I really enjoyed this week’s lesson although I definitely did my own take on it. I used an image from Pinterest for my inspiration and attached a painted and patterned ledger page for the background for the face. The numbers barely visible are in my Dad’s handwriting; this was a ledger page of his and I love using bits of my deceased relatives’ handwriting in my compositions. Keeps their handwriting alive for me. I loved the intense look on the model’s face which was a new expression for me to paint. My faces usually have an introspective/melancholy aspect rather than too smiley, so I enjoyed the process of painting this expression. I used acrylic paint, black Stabilo and Conte crayons for this portrait. Besides ledger paper in the background I also used stencils with molding paste and a doily along with paint.