Right now I'm busy working on a few projects, this is the under-painting for a commission I'm doing for an old friend. She has always loved this image taken of her parents in their youth, and soon she'll have a 24 x 33 inch oil painting of it to enjoy at her new place.
It will be a full colour piece, but this time instead of completing a fully rendered drawing, I blocked it in directly on the canvas with burnt umber and white. I must say that I've had a blast working on it, those grins are keeping me smiling right through the chill of winter. That and the fact that we're moving to a much larger studio on April 1st, there are smiles all around these days!