I'm still working on the large version of the "Noon Stage to Wawona" - I'm getting to the point where I'm adding details and all of that. Yesterday I was harnessing horses most of the day. It was kinda fun ... and yet, not so much. Once I have all of the details in ... I'm going to work some of them out ... and make some look more spontaneous. That's always a trick - too much detail slows down the movement and can give a very stiff, overworked feel. Still a long way to go on this one.
Today at the YWA Friday morning painting group, we had a model, Miki, that got into a real nice pose, and held it very well. She reminded me of John Singer Sargent's Madam X in a way. Maybe it was the pose or just the strong profile. At any rate, she was a good model - I had a fun time painting today.