Day three of painting

Took me awhile to push myself into doing anything of value, but I messed with a painting of my little man sleeping first. It's a bit boring working on the 2d values, but once they're all there, I'll slowly remove the obvious strokes. I have to continue to think in terms of layers. What's next?  Usually I'm about 3 steps ahead. I'd like to be about 15. So there's that.

But I do follow my own take of each reference image. Each elicits a completely different feel and take. How do I make these cohesive if each image feels so individual? We'll see if that can happen.

Then I jumped into the woman and shower. The composition moves make me smile, so I found some sort of fervor towards the end of the night to attack confidently. And it shows. Strange how that works.

Here's today...