I started learning and experimenting with portraiture, a discipline I would not consider previously. In our weekly art group , after an exercise where we tried drawing each other's portrait, I liked the resulting drawing of a friend, and decided to complete some courses and try some portraits in my familiar oils.
Zoe is my muso daughter in law, a bass player. I chose this shot for the dramatic statement her red hat makes. I'm experimenting with backgrounds at this stage. I completed this and presented it to her, which was a complete surprise to her.
Oils on stretched canvas.