Today we had a mission's conference which included a couple of guest speakers, a potluck after church and an auction to raise money for some missions we support. I donated a watercolor pet portrait to the auction and it sold for $120. Now the winning bidder will supply me with a couple photographs of her pet (Springer Spaniel) and I'll paint a picture for her. I was a little afraid no one would bid on it, but to my relief they did.
While the speakers were talking I sketched Laura. I redid her profile about 10-15 times and then put the sketch away. After awhile I pulled it out again and redid the profile about 5 more times. It looks somewhat like her, but not a perfect portrayal. When I brought it home though my husband knew right off who it was so it must look more like her than I thought. Sometimes it's really hard for me to capture the one thing that makes them who they are...but figuring out what that particular thing is is the hard part.