This girls head seem to just explode with sunshine. It was difficult to try to capture that radiance. I believe that I am starting to get a better handle on capturing the soft edges, transitions, and values with the technique that I am employing, but I know that I have some refining to do. Finishing the picture is not the trouble, it is the start. With the materials that I am using, roughing in a preliminary sketch doesn’t seem possible. But yesterday, I bought the entire supply of the special paper from the local art store, and will endeavor to learn to create the images that I desire.

We’ll see.