This month my Challenge group is doing portraits of each other. Whose terrible idea was that? Mine. I don't know what I was thinking! I've decided to do the portrait of fellow artist and all around dear person first in acrylics, then in oil. This acrylic painting, in a 6x8 in format, took about 3 hours - wayyyy too long for what it was. And truthfully, this looks nothing like her. So. I have my work cut out for me, and will try again probably next week. But now I've analyzed the image I'm working from pretty thoroughly. I'm a little dazed from the Marathon day yesterday. I cannot imagine what it's like to actually RUN it!