Portrait of Victoria: HAT!

 Thanks to my friend Victoria with the beautifully pensive profile. 

Thanks to my friend Victoria with the beautifully pensive profile. 

My girlfriend Victoria came by yesterday and sat for me for a few hours. I'm doing a little painting - deadline at the end of the month, so it's been *real* today. This is the compositional drawing I did from life, and then the hat I put on a mannequin to finish up the details today. The painting is going to be vertically long: 45 inches x 26 inches. I don't have the body in yet-- next Saturday!