Works in progress from earlier this year... people in paint!!... it's always been peculiar to me to work on portraits.... for we are usually (is it too severe to say never?) not seen by others as we see ourselves.... even when we look back at family albums and see an image of what we looked like at a particular time in our life, we can find ourselves wondering who is that person, sometimes smiling, sometimes sad, staring back!?... working from photo references has its own peculiarities as the image is 'frozen'... working from life can be more beguiling than not for all the opposite reasons - because everything is moving!... so I often ask myself, what is it exactly I'm trying to create with paint??? I don't have a satisfactory answer to that question!