2010 Madonna sketch
Much too humid to paint today, so instead I worked on value studies in my sketchbook as per some great instruction last week from Tom Francesconi of Chicago. The basic idea being this: get it solved before you paint, and then when you DO paint, paint with abandon. Absolutely great advice.
I am anticipating my mother's request for a piece to donate for her charity raffle, and perhaps if I get something done I can take it with me when I visit Detroit in August. Continuing the mother and child theme begun a few years back.