I was pleased so far with my progress on portraits. Mark introducted me to a new color (to me) and it is great, almost like a burnt sienna but not as brown. I have another session in the morning with the model and I can practice with this new color.
I sketched on the big "George the Bartender" painting (about 5 feet high) and will work on that a little tonight to get some blocking-in done to see if the design will work out. It's on my to-do list for this year so I'm determined to get it done.