As a portrait I'd rate this 3 out of 10. The likeness is poor and too many features are wrong(ish). This isn't false modesty, rather, it is a practical assessment.
| Imogen John Simlett|
14 inch x 10 inch Oil on Canvas
Having said all that, I am happy with the painting as a stepping-stone. I've never painted in oils before and the whole purpose of Imogen is to learn the techniques. My errors, and lack of attention to detail - because I ran out of patience - are acceptable, as I now feel confident to move onto the next stage: Grace.
Grace is a very young subject with a very difficult auburn hair and associated complexion. Should be fun.
I'm purposely choosing 'girlish-complexions,' to really test myself, as I prefer to paint more rugged subjects.