I remember this painting being very frustrating, I worked for hour after hour, day after day, trying to get her eyes right, and yet I never did. I think they look okay, they just don’t look like the original model’s eyes. For one thing, I made her eyes too small, and they’re offset too much. Grrrr, it’s taking all my effort just to keep from taking up a brush again and trying just one more time to fix them. I know better, though, but someday in the distant future, if I’m still alive and able, I might try again, but on a different canvas!
At any rate, here is “Black Velvet.”