By the way, if you were playing "Choose that Crop" in the last post, I am happy to report Lorelle told me to keep the crop as originally painted, or "A."
Lorelle is a very good teacher. You can navigate to her site by clicking on her name on the right site of this blog. Check out her workshops and classes if you are local! I am so glad I took this class. Only one week left, how sad.... I know I have been very spoiled getting Lorelle all to myself for these sessions.
Since I finished this painting in class with Lorelle's help, I have to consider it to be the work of both of us. She helped me a LOT with those highlights, including painting on the painting a few times to show me something (e.g. how to soften an edge).
Okay, okay, here is the painting. This photograph was taken right in the classroom, without benefit of a tripod. Also, as you can see at the top, it was still on the easel. I'll get a better picture in the studio at some point, but I did want to show you this update tonight. Often I think the photos cause my paintings to look better than they deserve, but this time I honestly think the painting looks better than the photo.