Painter v8 work -used the oil camel brush variant of Oil brushes -- yadada yadada (who's interested anyway).
Though using a photoreference for this piece of work, I have discovered the joy of addition and substraction to make this portrait work. I did not draw to likeness but drew an imaginary look to make the process more interesting. Took about 4-5 hours to complete but in a progression of about 6 days.
Personal comments: could have made the bg a tad more subtle and mood and less colourful... but I think I was feeling very cheerful while I was painting the sky. I am painting now, I could have made the sky more gloomy!
Printed on artcard and mounted. One more display on my studio wall!