Fixative tends to dull the colours a little I fine, especially the white/light colours so I reworked it a bit and generally tidied up. I've sent pics of the portrait with and without the mount (mount is just laid over the top for now) and am awaiting approval/critique
Not quite sure what to work on next. I could make an early start on a Xmas commission but that would be a graphite picture and I'm in the mood to stick with colour for now.
I was looking through the photos I took in India back in January/February and came across one that David instantly took a shine to and he's very keen for me to have a go at it as an exhibition piece. Its not something I would have chosen to draw and I'm not sure I can do it justice but I think it'll do me good to get outside my comfort zone for a while. So I'll make a start on it tomorrow and decide after a couple of days whether its working out ..... not showing you anything till then LOL
and ..... finally our new sofas arrived this afternoon (luckily in a lull between stormy/rainshowers) so we can sit in relative comfort tonight - the decorator has brought forward the start date so he'll be here on Wednesday and once all the painting is finished we can put things back into their proper places and relax ...... yeayyyy!
They aren't much different to the sofas we lost which was deliberate as I didn't want to have to change curtain colours etc - just need to get more scatter cushions but that can wait till everything is back in place and we have time to shop for such 'luxuries'